2.4.2. Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM

2.4.2. Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM

isolinux (not available for Itanium systems) is used for booting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation CD. To create your own CD-ROM to boot the installation program, use the following instructions:

Copy the isolinux/ directory from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux DVD or CD #1 into a temporary directory (referred to here as <path-to-workspace>) using the following command:

cp -r <path-to-cd>/isolinux/<path-to-workspace>

Change directories to the <path-to-workspace> directory you have created:

cd <path-to-workspace>

Make sure the files you have copied have appropriate permissions:

chmod u+w isolinux/*

Finally, issue the following command to create the ISO image file:

mkisofs -o file.iso -b isolinux.bin -c boot.cat -no-emul-boot \  
-boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -R -J -v -T isolinux/

Note

The above command was split into two lines for printing purposes only. When you execute this command, be sure to type it as a single command, all on the same line.

Burn the resulting ISO image (named file.iso and located in <path-to-workspace>) to a CD-ROM as you normally would.


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