about multiple booting DVD

  • Cheng Tsan Chuan

    Hi all,

    I would like to know how to merge some useful livecd or install cd into one DVD so that I don't  have to carry a lot of CDs.

    I have tried customlivecd.zip (The download link was gone. http://www.linux.com/feature/52927 )and make_dvd_06.tgz (http://code.google.com/p/boot-dvd/) but don't know how to merge BSD ISOs.

    From http://www.linux.com/feature/52927, someone said that use Gujin to boot and burn with multiple sessions can do.

    I would like to know if anyone has experiences to merge pfSense, freenas, freebsd, slax, and so on into one DVD and boot from one of them.

    Please advise and help me.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Etienne LORRAIN

      Etienne LORRAIN - 2008-03-24

      You will only be able to boot those CD/DVD images if they themselves accept to be booted from a specific track of a CDROM (and not only the last one - like most distribution - not all of them can be on the last track), or be able to
      be booted from an image file (maybe parameter like "fromiso=" on the command line).
      The problem is not inside the bootloader, but when the Unix system mounts the device to find the rest of its files,
      it should look for different possible sources - like all CDROM/DVD devices, with or without all sessions from CDROM/DVD,
      the *.iso files...
      For Linux, you could also have all files loaded inside the initrd, but like previous problem you have to look in
      the init scripts to do it - not in the bootloader nor in the kernel.


    • Cheng Tsan Chuan

      Thank you for your information.


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