How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

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How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

Post by villandra » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:27 pm

While looking for something else, I found what appeared to be the answer to the question I asked yesterday. Only problem. The tutorial is not at the url given.

http://linuxmint.com/rel_maya.php

CD images

Because of the size of the content, and the fact that a vast majority of systems nowadays can either boot from DVDs or from USB, Linux Mint no longer provides images which fit in 700MB CDs. It is however possible and easy to to modify ISO images. By removing packages such as Java, Mono, LibreOffice, Gimp..etc.. Linux Mint ISOs can be made to fit within 700MB. For instructions on how to remaster the Linux Mint ISOs, please read the following tutorial: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918

It already occurred to me that if I knew what I was doing I could surely open CD, find the packages and pull them out, and be left with a much smaller install package that I could then burn to CD. Now, the CD itself doesn't make that obvious to me; there is not for example a folder or folders for the packages. (I want the packages, but I am perfectly capable of installing them myself.)

How exactly do I do this?

Yours,
Dora Smith

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Re: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

Post by karlchen » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:47 pm

Hello, Dora Smith.

This may not be 100% the answer which you expect, yet, maybe this recent thread offers a way of achieving your goal nonetheless: iso remaster to CD size (shrink), because as a rule the source of the wish to shrink the ISO image to CD size is that the intended target machine cannot boot from either DVD, nor USB pendrive, but only from CD. This is the starting point in the other thread.

By the way, the tutorial tutorial 918 seems to have vanished, maybe because it was outdatd? At least I cannot find it.

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Re: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

Post by DrM » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:36 am

karlchen wrote:Hello, Dora Smith.

This may not be 100% the answer which you expect, yet, maybe this recent thread offers a way of achieving your goal nonetheless: iso remaster to CD size (shrink), because as a rule the source of the wish to shrink the ISO image to CD size is that the intended target machine cannot boot from either DVD, nor USB pendrive, but only from CD. This is the starting point in the other thread.

By the way, the tutorial tutorial 918 seems to have vanished, maybe because it was outdatd? At least I cannot find it.
This tutorial can be found at https://web.archive.org/web/20130810071 ... l/view/918

Is there a GUI tool with which you can remaster Linux Mint very easy? Linux Mint used to have the tool Mintconstructor, but it has unfortunately been abandoned. I dislike those tedious manual commands for creating an updated Linux Mint ISO file. By remastering you can create your own Live CD/USB Linux Mint in which the newest fixes, updates and kernels are incorporated. After any release of a Linux Mint version bugs and security issues are discovered and are fixed. By making your own remastered Live CD/USB you can remaster it with the latest patches and updates incorporated. And is it possible to slipstream http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slipstream_%28computing%29 updates and fixes into extracted contents of a Linux Mint ISO file? On Windows XP you can copy the contents of the install CD to a directory. With slipstreaming you merge extra drivers, servicepacks, updates and fixes into the extracted original contents of the original install CD of Windows XP. After slipstreaming you make a bootable ISO file of the slipstreamed contents.

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Re: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

Post by killer de bug » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:01 am

karlchen wrote: By the way, the tutorial tutorial 918 seems to have vanished, maybe because it was outdatd? At least I cannot find it.
It's using Mintconstructor which has been removed from repo... So basically it's outdated yes :lol:
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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Re: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

Post by DrM » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:12 am

At http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=160717 "Any alternative to Mintconstructor?" I am talking about using Ubuntu-Builder for creating customized Linux Mint LiveDVD images.

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Re: How do I remaster ISO image to make install CD?

Post by ElStellino » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:24 am

Look no further, I found this:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 49#p585988
I am downloading it right now for reseeding it. I don't know if it's the flavour wanted, but it's a Maya CD in any case.

Edit: The one above is completed and I am seeding, I am now downloading this one http://isohunt.to/torrent_details/64061 ... -32bit-iso - but it's to be tried.
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