SuSE DVD Remastering
The spiffy new Novell/SuSE Linux 9.2. Professional (note: same applies for version 9.3
) comes again on 5 CDs and also on 2 DVDs
(one with all binary, ony with all source packages). But alas!
- Not everything which is on DVD is on the CDs (which we recognise immediately, because we naturally want to replace Postfix with the true MTA Exim).
- DVD 1 may not be copied, because it is a "double layer" DVD (a.k.a. DVD-9), which is a format supported only by newer burners.
Assuming we want to burn our SuSE on a normal DVD (DVD-5), we can do it like this:
Copy the content of the DVD in a directory. That's altogether 7.6 GB (SuSE 9.3: 8.0 GB).
There we have a subdirectory suse/x86_64/
now, which is 2.8 GB big.
We can delete the files in that directory (as long as you don't have a 64-Bit CPU).
and other big files or unneeded language packets from OpenOffice_org, aspell
) or kde-i18n, koffice-i18n, suselinux-adminguide/userguide (in suse/noarch/
We quickly come down below 4.7 GB which should fit on a normal DVD.
We stay in the main directory of the SuSE DVD and enter the following:
mkisofs -v -r -J -b boot/loader/isolinux.bin -c boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o /tmp/my.iso .
The resulting image is bootable and can be directly burned.