Solved

Making a bootable linux CD

Posted on 2004-04-08
2
278 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I would like to create a bootable linux CD with full network drivers , filesystems(NTFS suport also), and liraries
After it starts I would like to run a program. I would like to use this for  partition copyes from a server. I am a system admin in a lab with 25 identical pc-s and after I install on a machine, i would like to save the image on the server, and the linux bootable CD would connect to server and rewrite the partition. I am using BotitNG witch is good, but I would like more automatisation.
Thanx in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:Xumxum
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Karl Heinz Kremer earned 250 total points
ID: 10788102
You can create a Linux boot CD from scratch, but it's not a straight forward process. Please take a look at Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.com/), which will probably do everything you need it to do. If you need to modify it, this can also be done: http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/KnoppixRemasteringHowto
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:karlwilbur
ID: 10792241
To create a bootable CD you'll need a a boot image, which is essentially a boot floppy image, which the CD uses to boot.  Also, check out ISOLinux an SysLinux here:
http://syslinux.zytor.com/

The standard for booting CDs is "El Torito". Your BIOS uses your CDs boot image just as a floppy (sort of a virtual floppy). IsoLinux is a boot loader and will load the kernel.

For more on this check out this site:
http://www.linuxforum.com/linux-bootdisk/cd-roms.html
or this one:
http://www.geocities.com/potato.geo/bootlinuxcd.html

Of course you'll need a distro ro boot to.  If you have your own that already includes your tools (NTFS support, network drivers, etc.), cool.  If you need one check out KNOPPIX (see link in post from khkremer above). With KNOPPIX, you just download the iso, burn it to a disc and away you go.  If you do not yet have you own distro but you want to build your own from scratch to ensure taht you have everything that you'll need, check out http://www.LinuxFromScratch.org/lfs/news.html (I recommend building your own; it takes more time but it's loads of fun).

-Karl
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Linux server had an unexpected freeze. How to find out cause (sys logs)? 13 60
centos commands 6 93
how to configure linux OS using Ubuntu 7 69
Moving from Mcrypt to OpenSSL 18 66
SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Fine Tune your automatic Updates for Ubuntu / Debian
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question