LFS bootable CD [was re: [CLUE-Cert] Next meeting]
Dennis J Perkins
djperkins at americanisp.net
Mon Oct 28 20:29:54 MST 2002
Lynn Danielson wrote:
> Dennis J Perkins wrote:
>>Lynn Danielson wrote:
>>>>I've been working on a bootable CD. Hopefully, I will have it working
>>>>later tonight. There are a few missing things in the hint.
>>>Very cool. ... if you can build an image, I'd
>>>be happy to make some copies with nice labels.
>>I'm still trying to get a bootable CD. I'm not sure what's causing some
>>of the problems but I recall similar problems with burning CD's for SCO
>>last year. First, the hint is incomplete and the scripts have errors.
>>Another problem was that linuxrc could find echo and dd, but not mkdir.
>> I finally abandoned using PATH and just said /bin/mkdir.
> Sound frustrating. Have you tried echoing the path to see if it's
> getting set the way you think it is?
Yes. The path was set up correctly. I have no idea why it could find
some programs and not others in /bin.
>>I still have troubles with mkdir, however. I'm getting inode errors
>>when booting from the CD and I haven't found the cause of that yet. It
>>might be the CDs. In my experience, the quality of blank CDs is very
>>uneven, even from the same box. Some can only be read by the same CD
>>burner and others cannot be read by DVD. drives. I wish manufacturers
>>would be required to pass some reliability tests.
> I think this is much more dependent on the CD-writer than the media.
> I know that some media can be problematic, but I've found most media
> works just fine in a good drive. Even the quality of the bulk generic
> or cheap disks are much better than they were a few years ago. If
> your willing to ftp me the iso image, I can try it on one of our
> machines here.
My sister said her employer has also had problems with blank CDs and
DVDs. After trying a number of venders, she said that they have the
best luck with Maxell. 97% I think.
I think my CD writer is pretty good. It's a Plextor SCSI drive.
>>I might abandon the bootlfscd hint and try isolinux instead. I
>>would rather figure this out, however, if I can.
> Keep on plugin' and keep me posted. If it's too much trouble,
> I'll fall back to my plan of simply putting all of the packages
> onto an iso image. Maybe we could work on the bootable CD as
> a group.
Even if I manage to solve all of the problems, this would be a good
idea. There are different strategies and it is a good way to learn
about ramdisks, initrd, and loop devices.
I'll put a message out to CLUE and see if anyone has some answers.
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