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Re: Making netinst images

You wrote:
>After playing around with preseeding, I'd like to make a small change to
>the netinst iso.
>Simply changing the Install menu item to include a few other options passed
>to the installer process.
>Is there an easy way to achieve this?  I found a howto on rebuilding
>the .iso's provided by debian, but I was unaware that the information is no
>longer pertinent to squeeze due to mkisofs being removed and now using
>genisoimage to create hybrid (ie dd if=.. of=/dev/usbstick) images.

Ish. We used to use mkisofs, then switched to genisoimage (a fork of
mkisofs) several years ago. We're now using xorriso, as it's capable
of generating the isohybrid images.

>I'm not sure how to do this and I can't seem to google anything that
>applies to my situation.
>Does anyone have any experience with this?

Yes. The debian-cd scripts deliberately add information about the
command-line they're using into a file on each image they create. Look
at .disk/mkisofs (yes, now badly named I realise!) for the command
line. Hopefully that should give you mpst of the help you need.

Be aware: to make a working image using xorriso, you'll need a newer
version of xorriso than is available in stable or testing. The version
in unstable will work, or build your own if you need to run on a
stable system. We're currently using a locally-built version 1.0.1 for
the official builds, but I'll be updating that soon.

If you need more help, please feel free to ask on the debian-cd list.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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