using mkbootdisk to create a bootable dvd in opensuse 11.4

Well I’m stumped. :\ I need to make a bootable opensuse 11.4 DVD that will, at a minimum, get a machine booted and on the network without mounting any of the partitions on the local hard disk.

I have found the mkbootdisk script under the /boot/i386 folder of the original install iso but I can’t make heads or tails of how to use it.

Can someone please lead the way? (or point to a better method) :slight_smile:

thanks

On 2011-09-29 14:46, jgosney wrote:
>
> Well I’m stumped. :\ I need to make a bootable opensuse 11.4 DVD that
> will, at a minimum, get a machine booted and on the network without
> mounting any of the partitions on the local hard disk.

Have a look at suse studio.

> I have found the mkbootdisk script under the /boot/i386 folder of the
> original install iso but I can’t make heads or tails of how to use it.

The bootable part is a faked floppy using the “el torito” standard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_torito

You have to use special tools to extract that image from the iso image
(geteltorito) and then learn what that image has.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

I tried suse studio also. All I was able to accomplish there was creating a very minimal iso. But even after I download the iso, I still am back to the same point of trying to get the cd/dvd bootable.