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Re: ISO Images from fully installed hd?

Bryan Donlan wrote:
> On 8/3/05, Fernando Cacciola <fernando_cacciola@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Dave Ewart wrote:
>>>> I have Sarge successfully installed in a machine, using just the
>>>> netinst CD.
>>>> Now I want it on another machine... I can of course use the
>>>> netinst CD
>>>> once again and wait for all the packages to download, but I was
>>>> wondering if I can somehow create a set of ISO images using the
>>>> machine
>>>> were debian is already installed.
>>> If you kept copies of the downloaded packages (in /var/cache/apt),
>>> then
>>> you should be able to use jigdo to build an ISO.
>> Ok, I see about 864 items there, so I take that apt kept the
>> downloaded
>> packages.
>> (They sum-up about 593Mb which fits 1 CD, and that's unexpected
>> because the "official" distribution has lots of CDs)
> Most of the CDs have rarely used packages, so it's no surprise you
> don't have most of them installed.
>> Anyway, how do I use jigdo to build an ISO? I've never used jidgo
>> before so
>> I've _scanned_ the jigsaw site, the faqs and the list archives but
>> found
>> nothing.
> Install jigdo-file, then run:
> jigdo-lite
> http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/3.1_r0a/i386/jigdo-cd/debian-31r0a-i386-binary-1.jigdo
> When it asks for a directory to scan, give it /var/cache/apt/packages
> Note that this builds the whole first CD - I don't think jigdo is
> available for the netinst images.
I suppose I shall repeat that with "binary-2" and so on for any CD that 
matches some of my local packages.

Fernando Cacciola

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