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Re: remastering ISOs to append boot options

On Sunday 05 July 2009 19:42:19 Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> Some a11y people asked how to very easily remaster ISOs so as to append
> parameters to the kernel command line, to e.g. setup the braille
> configuration once for good before burning a CD. I've prepared a small
> crude script to do that on
> http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/remaster-append.sh
> it depends on the bsdtar and genisoimage packages, sample use is
> remaster-append.sh "brltty=eu,ttyS-1,fr_FR"
> debian-testing-i386-businesscard.iso myimage.iso
> I'm wondering how that could be provided in debian, or whether it
> already exists somewhere and I just wasn't able to find it :) I believe
> it could be more generally useful, for people preseeding stuff & such.
> Samuel

I found the instructions on how to do this here:


I also wrote a script that modifies a netinst iso by inserting files pulled 
from a subversion repository.

The thing I like about your approach is using bsdtar, which I didn't even know 
existed.  The wiki article (and consequently, my script) use mount -o loop 
which requires root permissions.  It would be nice if the wiki article used 
bsdtar as an example, instead.

Joseph Rawson

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