Re: autoboot CD with Mulinux

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 16:53:51 CEST

On Mon, Aug 21, 2000 at 07:11:59AM +0200, Rémi Clavier nicely wrote:

> how to copy a mulinux image from my laptop to my CD
> how to make it autobootable...

CD autobootable uses a method called E-Torito: they uses a 1.44 floppy.

I cloned muLinux in a CDROM may time: please take a look to the
directory /usr/clone. You will find the command "roclone": readonly clonation.
It use mkisofs/cdrecord to build a bootable CDROM.

Please, take a look to the script and other. The command able to
build an ISO9660 bootable image is:

        # mkisofs -r -b boot/BOOT.img -c \
        boot/boot.log -o /tmp/master.iso /tmp/master

the -b parameter requires a file (in this case BOOT.img), sized
1.44M exactly, contains the mini Linux system.

I think, you can use as boot.img the "muLinux installation floppy"
(it is DOSFS 1.44M), with some little modification. You can extract
boot.img with the command:

                # dd if=/dev/fd0 of=BOOT.img


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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