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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:
>> 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.
>> OK
>> Great!
>> 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.
Ha Ok... I don't want that...
I suppose that there will be packages in the 1st machine that won't make it 
to the other.
But of course those will be installed from the internet IFF not on the CD I 
guess, which is OK since I do have a good internet connection and I just 
want to avoid a lenghtly download.. but if most of the packages come form 
the CD and the rest from the net that's OK with me.+


Fernando Cacciola

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