[Linux-aus] Remastering Fedora Core 4

Del del at babel.com.au
Tue Jun 28 12:20:02 UTC 2005

Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> I've spent the weekend trying to create a custom version of Fedora
> Core 4 (see http://www.lemis.com/grog/diary-jun2005.html#25).  All
> works well (now) except for booting.  I can't find the bootstrap in
> the directory tree (isolinux/isolinux.bin is the wrong size, and it
> doesn't appear to be intended for CD booting), and I don't know of any
> tools to extract it from the bootstrap area.
> There's a whole lot of detail in the URL above, so I won't waste
> bandwidth by repeating it here.  Does anybody have any pointers?

isolinux.bin is the correct file.  If it's the "wrong" size then you
may have a "corrupt" file or an "incorrect" idea of the correct file
size.  :)

The mkisofs command to build the bootable ISO image goes something
like this:

mkisofs -r -T -J -V "FC4 Custom" -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c boot.cat \
   -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -v \
   -o /var/tmp/dvd.iso /var/tmp/FC4

(assuming you have everything in /var/tmp/FC4, or adjust paths to


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