Re: ISO Images from fully installed hd?
On 8/3/05, Fernando Cacciola <email@example.com> wrote:
> Bryan Donlan wrote:
> > On 8/3/05, Fernando Cacciola <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
If you do that, any packages you don't already have will be downloaded as well.