jaunty netbook remix DVD iso

My daughter saw my netbook the other day and decided that she wanted UNR on her Tosh laptop to replace the 8.04 hardy I had installed for her (no-one in my family is allowed a proprietary OS – this occasionally causes some friction).

Anyway, the old Tosh she uses (which has seen various distros during its life) initially presented me with something of a challenge when she asked for UNR – it cannot boot from a USB stick. I couldn’t find an iso image of jaunty-unr so I decided to see if I could build one myself. It turned out to be quite easy. The USB stick image contains all you need to make an iso using mkisofs.

Here’s how:

– mount the USB image;
– copy the entire image structure to a new directory (call it /home/user/temp or whatever, just be sure to copy the entire structure including the hidden .disk directory);
– cd to the new directory and rename the file “syslinux/syslinux.cfg” “isolinux/isolinux.cfg”;
– rename the directory “syslinux” “isolinux”;

Now build an iso image with mkisofs thusly:

mkisofs -J -joliet-long -r -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o /home/user/outputdirectory/jaunty-unr.iso .

(where /home/user/outputdirectory is your chosen directory for building the new iso called jaunty-unr.iso)

Now simply burn the iso to DVD.

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    • Sebastian on 2009/09/29 at 12:06 am


    many thanks for this great HowTo.
    I had the same Problem that i cant start from USB.
    Great Job!

    Regards Sebastian

    • Mick on 2009/09/29 at 8:33 pm

    Glad you found it useful.


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