Fedora: DVD to CDs

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  1. hitesh_hg

    hitesh_hg New Member

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    Well i have a fedora core 3 DVD (distributed by LFY)..the DVD is bootable..
    I want to know if it is possible that i can copy the contents of DVD to cds and the cds works like regular 4 fedora core 3 cds..

    i mean can i distribute the packages, make first cd bootable...etc etc..

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    Hitesh Gupta
     
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    I dont subscribe to LFY... could you tell us in what format is FC 3 distributed ? Is it a DVD with ISO inside or a single monolithic DVD containing all the RPMs
     
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    well i actually dont have the DVD right now but what i was told is that it is a bootable dvd so all the files should be one place..

    Hitesh
     
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    I dont think you can do anything in that case if its a single DVD...
     
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    if somehow i can get the original rpmlist per cd...copy the boot sector to the first cd and manage the files i believe it should be possible..

    tried to google but found nothing....will look for it in coming days...

    Hitesh
     
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    Well, actually if you have the original RPM list of the CDs then remastering the DVD to make your own CD-set is quite possible.... read the documemtation

    warning: creating your own CDs with anaconda installer installed on the first CD is not a child's play !!!

    tip: search for isolinux documentation.... this is the thing you'd need for creating a bootable ISO of your RPM files... you might also want to read this documentation that some of my students wrote while remastering the knoppix CD....
    http://db.ilug-bom.org.in/lug-authors/anurag/
     
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    @hitesh is the dvd in nov or dec issue of linux for u ??
     
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    december...they posted this info to my LUG
     
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    Do you live in delhi ???

    Also, December issue of PCQuest carries a Debian DVD !!!!
    enjoy guyz....its DVDs raining these days...
     
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    while we enjoy :) , gnu u and ur gnu/lin team here will have a hard time answering all our queries and troubleshooting our problems , which will be PLENTY lol . hope u got lots of free time dec and jan ;) . @gnu did dig accept ur offer for the cd complete with documentation for linux u spoke abt long back ??

    i will be getting the pcq (sub) and planning to go for the LYU one , though pcqlinux based on fed 3 core is also coming up in march . having second thoughts abt dig though .

    someone should write a guide on how to switch between linuxes and not break their head . feels like wearing all the clothes u bought for diwali at the same time .
     
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    Wow!! PCQ is giving Debian DVD in December!!

    GNUrag, when are you coming to update my systems? I would like to install Debian in place of PCQ Linux. :) A heavy lunch/snacks/dinner (or all) awaits you ;) :D :lol:

    BTW, if it is ISO images in DVD and someone wants it to have transferred on CDs, I can do it as long as my costs are reimbursed. I have a DVD-ROM and CD-Writer attached to the same machine. Additionally, I subscribe to LFY and PCQ. So the DVDs will surely come to me sooner or later.
     
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    this is getting CRAZY . now ICC is out with a dvd too . something called gentoo . next time mags should offer free or discounted Hard Disks to install all the linux flavours they giving out ;)

    @tux : the debian sarge by pcq is on a bootable dvd . so u wont have trouble installing it
     
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    what is ICC ?
     
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    @tuxfan, I'm on my way !!!! watch out !!!
     
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    @GNUrag i live in panchkula (near chandigarh) and i study in patiala..

    Dehli ?? why???

    Hitesh Gupta
     
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    I was just guessing :) :) .... details abt LFY PCQ's DVD issue was posted on delhi's LUG just a day before your posting....
     
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    Now I have already recveived the Debian DVD with the PCQ December issue. GNUrag, I can't see you yet! :evil: :evil: :D :D

    BTW, one of my hard disks has 15GB space. Debian can be installed there (may be in place of Knoppix) without disturbing the existing PCQ Linux installation. On the other machine, I don't mind PCQ Linux being replaced :)
     
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    sorry, if i am off the topic...

    where can i get fedora core 3 and debian cd, for free ( not for some nominal amount) .
    i saw a website, which gives unbutu ( hope i get the spelling rite), for free , home delivered. (any amount of quantity can be ordered).

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    and wht if i want to install both windows and linux, wht will i have to do.

    would u guys tell me some programs which can be under this. (like for internet wht programs , and for multimedia and for word processing SF).
     
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    I have both the distro downloaded. Infact we have a debian mirror in our lab so its no problem The only thing is send someone with the blank cd (7 for debian and 4 for core 3) and i will do the needful and obviously no charges
     
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    @grudge : these might help .regarding dual boot , which OS do u have Xp / 98 or both ??
     
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