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Re: Inde CD

> From: R G Mayhue <rgmayhue@serenesoftware.com>
> Organization: Serene Software
> Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 14:52:43 -0400
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> On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Lee Sharp wrote:
> >    And when it asks for the Supp disk? :-)  I just want to know it works
> > before pressing coasters. :-)
> Read the RedHat-CD mini HOWTO. It explains very well how to make the 
> CD and make it bootable. Indy being based on RH, this should cover all
> details. The new 6.0 boot image dose not require supp.img, so that is
> not a problem8-)
> >    I was unclear in my statement.  I ment Jewel insert when I said label.  I
> > have no label printer, nor do I plan to. :-)  The CD will be labeled
> > Verbatim with hand Written Inde on it. :-)
> I have a label designer. I could do the work and upload it as a web
> page and all that would be needed is a printer and a pair of scissors to
> cut it out.
> > >Talking of Jewel cases what are people thoughts on Jewel Cases? - should
> > >the Indy CD be supplied in a jewel case or leave it up to the individual
> > >distributor or ...
> > 
> >    I put everything in jewel cases so I can read the sides. :-)  It also is
> > a good place for instructions.  And with no cases, does someone have to buy
> > cardboard ones?  I wouldn't even know where to look.
> I say we supply the jewel cases, and most office supplies have the
> cardboard mailers for CD's with jewel cases. I don't think there very
> expensive.
> >    I burned in Joliet.  It works fins in Linux, Solaris, and
> > Windows.  I recommend that we stick with this "least common denominator" of
> > Microsoft's. :-)

I think ISO9660 with El Torito extensions would be the best.  First of
all except for the doc diirectories the didk is supposed to be read
from Linux instead of DOS.  El Torito (little bull in Spanish) is the
foramt used by bootable CDs.

> Yes, thats the best way. I know what you mean about Mandrake. I
> downloaded the image a while back and burned it in Windows and when I
> had a look at the CD I thought "Oh no! No long file names, what's the
> installer going to see!" Until I had a look with Linux. What a relief
> after downloading 618 meg.
> >    I think this is a little much.  This is a lot of work for a VERY small
> > number of people that want to try a new OS, but have no CD boot support.  I
> > think instructions are enough.  Most people who could not follow them would
> > have a "canned" PC anyway.
> I think the instructions on how to create a boot floppy should be
> included in the jewel case as an insert, posted on the web sight and
> included in the root directory of the CD. Make it very hard to miss!
> Even include autorun for Windows. The BAT file to run rawrite and a
> script for *nix's dd would be great. IMO rawrite is much easier to use
> then loadlin. Just type "rawrite boot.img [drive]" and thats it. Leave
> in the floppy and reboot.

Instructions are nice of course but about every PC in active service
in first world countries allows booting from CD and those who can't
tend to be underpowered for some of the stuff we ship.  Of course this
assumes we get right in making bootable CDs.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses