[Techtalk] Making a bootable vmlinuz cd.

Dominik Schramm dominik.schramm at gmxpro.net
Sat Oct 11 12:42:10 EST 2003


Stratis Aftousmis wrote:
> I am trying to make a bootable cd for my new laptop. I am running into
> problem's, the cd I created does not boot. Does anyone have any info about
> this process, link's, man pages?

The format for bootable CDs is called "El Torito".
The mkisofs command can create a bootable ISO image.
See its manual page for details.

Basically, you create a boot floppy and use "dd if=/dev/floppy of=bootimage"
or something similar to copy the whole disk into a file. Then you copy this
file into the appropriate place and tell mkisofs to use it as the El Torito
boot image.


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