[Gllug] creating bootable cdroms from .iso images

Walid Shaari ws at melinux.com
Wed Jul 24 08:17:14 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-07-24 at 08:59, John Hearns wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-07-24 at 23:02, Mark Preston wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Richard Cohen's description of making bootable CdRoms wasn't quite what I had 
> > in mind when I made the posting, but I found it very interesting. 
> > I would like to ask how difficult it would be to take a well known distro 
> > like Mandrake or Redhat and then take off a few files/ add a few files to 
> > create a bootable cdrom with some special interest files? 
> Thinking about this a bit more, it should be relatively easy to create
> a customised RedHat distribution CD.
> I guess that you should decide on the minumum spec for the machines that
> it is likely to be deployed on, and make sure there is enough RAM and
> disk space.
> But one thing which worries me is backups. The sort of scenario you are
> describing is where small offices run without the services of a
> Unix/Linux sysadmin. As a fully paid up member of 't Trade Union I can
> only say this is folly (Smile. I'm joking).
> But seriously, you do need to think about backups.
> I remember posting to the GLLUG list a few months ago about a backup
> utility which backed up to writeable CDs, and also made disaster
> recovery CDs.

IIRC that was  Mondo http://www.microwerks.net/~hugo/, Its good for a
home/small office machine as it manily backs up to CDs as John says


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