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bootable linux cdrom with root filesystem HOWTO
- To: jmcelroy <>
- Subject: bootable linux cdrom with root filesystem HOWTO
- From: Tom Fawcett <>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 09:28:34 -0700 (PDT)
- Resent-Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 12:29:01 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <H_DFvD.A.rTH.2QQS5@murphy>
jmcelroy <email@example.com> wrote:
> Would there be interest in a HOW-TO about creating a a bootable
> CDROM containing the root filesystem?
I'm the author of the Bootdisk-HOWTO, which covers creating bootable
diskettes. I've been getting some questions on how to create a bootable
CDROM, and adding these instructions to my doc is on my TO-DO list. I've
seen the process described elsewhere but I've been putting off writing up
the instructions until I could test them myself and burn my own.
If you'd like to contribute a section to my doc, it would be welcome. You
could also check the CDROM-HOWTO and CDROM-burning-HOWTO to see if you'd
fit in there. Neither of these other docs has instructions on creating a
viable root filesystem from scratch (which is a detailed operation), so if
your approach involves that you may be better off contributing to my doc.
Of course, you're free to do anything you want, including starting your own
> The instructions will be RedHat specific, But the concepts should work
> for other distributions.
In my opinion HOWTOs shouldn't be distribution-specific. I'm not sure what
the LDP policy is.
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