bootable iso

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Sat Feb 28 02:16:35 UTC 2004

On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 03:37:39AM +0200, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 00:27, Charles Curley wrote:

> > 
> > As far as I know the CD-ROM file system is read only. The work around
> > is: read the files into a suitable directory ("cp -rp /mnt/winiso/*
> > /new/directory/somewhere/" [ -rp to copy recursively and preserve
> > permissions]), edit at will. Then create a new ISO image from the
> > contents of that directory.
> > 
> > You may find the following a useful guide if you can read my shell
> > script hacking: You will
> > want to replace the boot disk image with a suitable Mess-DOS boot
> > image. Once you've done that, xcdroast is your friend.
> > 
> Ok lets me try this senario,
> I have a copy of the existing cd. I created an image on the hdd, I
> mounted the iso to a tmp folder and have extracted all the files to a
> tmp dir. is there a way to extract the bootable img from the iso and
> reuse it to recreate the cd with the now updated files in the tmp
> folder?

That I do not know. There is some information on the ISO 9660 format
at the mkisofs home page.

Anyone else?


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