[lug] Creating installation disks?

Scott Herod herod at dimensional.com
Mon Aug 19 14:32:44 MDT 2002

Thanks for the note Alan.  

I've actually got a couple of pages in front of my about SystemImager, 
which is part of the suite.  It was on my list of things to look at 
next.  (I'm trying to figure out a few different methods to do this and 
am currently working on getting an install disk going.  The most basic 
method of course is "use dd" but that requires finding a screwdriver.) 
 Looking more at the webpage, http://www.sisuite.org/ , perhaps the 
System Installer does everything that I need.


Alan Robertson wrote:

> 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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