[lug] Creating installation disks?

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Mon Aug 19 14:24:00 MDT 2002

Scott Herod wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to create an installation image and was wondering if people could 
> give me a couple of pointers of how to get started.
> I have a golden disk-drive that I want to be able to clone quickly.  I 
> think that the easiest way would be to build a bootable CD that can 
> serve as an installation disk.  I've managed to get a bootable ISO image 
> burnt to a CD by following the directions on 
> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/index.html .  I've also looked 
> at kickstart and have the beginnings of a configuration file.
> What do I need to do next?  I would like to push everything into a ISO 
> file initially so that I can check it before I start making silver 
> coasters.  I think that I will create a giant tar of my golden drive's 
> root partition and use kickstart's scripting ability to copy it to a 
> partiton that I create on a new drive, but what else will I need to do 
> so that for example /boot is installed?

I would look at SIS (System Installation Suite).  It does exactly what you 
want, except it generally works over the network.  It also works for any 
linux distro.

	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at unix.sh

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