Re: Test iso without burning was: Re: virtual installation?
Robert Kopp wrote:
>>When I create an iso image of my custom Knoppix
>>CD, I test the image
>>>with the "qemu" program. That way I don't have to
>>burn a cd until I'm
>>>sure the iso is going to work.
>>>Here's the command that I use:
>>>qemu -m 128 -cdrom my_custom_cd.iso -boot d
>Is not the md5sum an adequate test? Are those of us
>who rely upon it risking a defective installation?
>Robert "Tim" Kopp
It's not just a matter of verifying the CD's checksum. When I'm
remastering a custom Knoppix disc, qemu allows me to virtually "boot"
the .iso image to determine if it boots properly, and if the
customizations that I've made to the disc are exactly how I want them.
So that I don't have to burn a CD and boot from it (or not) to find out.
qemu is slow, but It really is very slick. Next time you download a
live CD iso, you should try it out.
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