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    jgosney NNTP User

    creating boot SLED DVD/CD


    I'm trying to come up with a way to create a bootable DVD or CD for SLED
    11. I've got the SLED11sp1 iso mounted on my machine and under
    /boot/i386 there is a mkbootdisk script. Couldn't figure out how to
    make it work so I opened an SR with Novell. They didn't know either and
    their suggestion was to use 'SUSE Studio' (http://www.susestudio.com) to
    create a bootable custom image. I tried that and created the custom ISO
    but I'm back to the same problem. I can copy the ISO to a disk but
    still don't know how to make the darn thing bootable.

    I miss the old dos days when all I had to do was 'format a: /s'.

    I'm trying to boot to a SLED dvd or cd with basic functionality -- just
    enough network drivers to get me on the network and mount a remote nfs
    mount from another linux server. Then tar up the partitions of the
    local disk and put them on the remote mount.

    Can someone offer some advise as to how to accomplish this?

    thanks


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    malcolmlewis NNTP User

    Re: creating boot SLED DVD/CD

    On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:06:03 GMT
    jgosney <jgosney@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    >
    > I'm trying to come up with a way to create a bootable DVD or CD for
    > SLED 11. I've got the SLED11sp1 iso mounted on my machine and under
    > /boot/i386 there is a mkbootdisk script. Couldn't figure out how to
    > make it work so I opened an SR with Novell. They didn't know either
    > and their suggestion was to use 'SUSE
    > Studio' (http://www.susestudio.com) to create a bootable custom
    > image. I tried that and created the custom ISO but I'm back to the
    > same problem. I can copy the ISO to a disk but still don't know how
    > to make the darn thing bootable.
    >
    > I miss the old dos days when all I had to do was 'format a: /s'.
    >
    > I'm trying to boot to a SLED dvd or cd with basic functionality --
    > just enough network drivers to get me on the network and mount a
    > remote nfs mount from another linux server. Then tar up the
    > partitions of the local disk and put them on the remote mount.
    >
    > Can someone offer some advise as to how to accomplish this?
    >
    > thanks
    >
    >

    Hi
    Just in the options on SUSE Studio create a live CD/DVD as the build
    target, do it all the time without issues?

    You don't copy the iso image, burn the image to a cd/dvd or use the
    usb option and then use imagewriter to make the usb bootable?

    So you want a minimal install and the nfs drivers?

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