[ltp] Re: Bootable CD
Allen, Michael B (RSCH)
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 21:33:45 -0500
The 'bootable'ness of a CD is part of the image. IOW mandrake cds are
already bootable. You just have to burn it. It is more likely that for
whatever reason your machine does not support booting from CD, it is
disabled in the BIOS, or the CD is corrupt.
Q: Why do you need to boot from CD? Do you not have a floppy drive?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Roberts - SOTL [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 9:27 PM
> To: Linux Thinkpad
> Subject: [ltp] Re: Bootable CD
> Thanks Richard
> If can not make bootable CD but must make bootable images then it probabely
> would be prudent to ask the real question.
> I downloaded Mandrake 9.1rc2 and then proceded to copy it to disk by use of
> the previously mentiones command and by XCDRoast.
> In short it will not boot the box to start installation; Md 9.0 which I have
> as a commerical box set does.
> Assumming that the download is perfect - it was done over a line that is
> better than a T3 - does anyone have any thoughts on what is going wrong.
> On Wednesday 19 March 2003 18:53, Richard Neill wrote:
> > You don't make a "bootable CD", you make a "bootable iso image"
> > and then record that to cd.
> > 'man mkisofs' will help.
> > Sorry that's rather brief - I can't remember how to actually do it. Hope
> > it's slightly useful anyway.
> > Richard
> On Wednesday 19 March 2003 18:51, Frank Roberts - SOTL wrote:
> > > One can copy a CD image from HD to CD by:
> > > cdrecord -dev=0,2,0 -speed=12 -data <file name>.iso
> > > for a data iso on my Thinkpad
> > >
> > > One can likewise make a bootable floppie by:
> > > dd if=/dev/fd0 of=boot.img bs=8192
> > >
> > > So, how soes one make a bootable CD?
> > > cdrecord -dev=0,2,0 -speed=12 boot.img <file name>.iso
> > >
> > > I know well at least I think boot.img has to be in there somewhere. So
> > > how does one do this?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Frank
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