Copy a bootable CD?
merritt at u.washington.edu
Mon Jun 24 10:54:21 PDT 2002
On Monday 24 June 2002 10:34, you wrote:
> I've got a bootable CD (http://biatchux.dmzs.com/) that I'm trying to
> duplicate. I can rip an image of the CD (using dd or mkisofs) but
> when I burn it to another disk (using cdrecord) it is no longer
mkisofs is not the right tool for this. It takes a colloection of files
and makes a disk image. But you already have a disk image.
dd should work, but I don't know the proper parameters to call it.
I think the easiest way is simply to use the "duplicate disk" option of
> Does anyone know how to copy the boot files from the original CD so I
> can put those onto the duplicate? I'm looking online, but if it's
> possible not many people are talking about it.
I don't believe that there are any extra 'boot files' involved; just
the ISO image itself. Think about it. You can download your favorite
distro as an ISO image; you burn that ISO image onto a CD and it boots
fine. No extra files are involved.
caveat: I haven't actually tried this :-)
Ethan A Merritt merritt at u.washington.edu
Biomolecular Structure Center Box 357742
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
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