Baking my own bootable potato using mkisofs
Hi, I'm a long time user of RPM-based distributions (Redhat, Suse, Demo Linux
and especially Mandrake). My only experience with Debian is with Linuxcare's
Bootable Business Card.
I would like to know how to make my own bootable Debian installation CD,
WITHOUT the use of those humongous *.iso files. For some reason my ISP
frequently turns in abysmal ftp transfer rates. I plan to use a web
grabber, pavuk, to snarf the packages off the net.
In particular, I would like to know the layout of the installation CD. Where
are the essential packages located? Where do I find the boot floppy
image(s)? A tree listing summarizing the directory structure, relative to
the download site, would be fine.
For example, in Linux-Mandrake the root directory of the CD, taken off
dosutils/ (stuff for Bill)
images/ (the boot images are found here)
lnx4win/ (stuff for Bill)
The Mandrake directory in turn contains the following files:
Mandrake/ --> RPMS/ (the essential packages are located here)
--> RPMS2/ (packages for the extension CD are located here)
Also, could someone point me to a reasonably fast mirror in the Southeast