Help editing an ISO

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  1. dex22 macrumors regular

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    I am trying to create a custom ISO for installing linux on dedicated servers, based on a standard ISO. For this, I need to edit a file which contains parameters for partitioning the HD, as I have replaced the supplied HD with a larger one on many machines, and want to modify partition creation, so I do not have to install fdisk and modify the /home partition later.

    I have the ISO and can mount it, and edit the necessary file, but I cannot save it back into the ISO.

    How should I do this? I've googled widely and found nothing.

    OSX 10.3, Toast 5, trying to alter Cobalt Raq 4i ISO.

    Thanks in advance. Really!
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Have you thought about creating a new ISO, and saving the new information too it. Use Disk Utility to make the new ISO, drag and drop the new information.
     
  3. dex22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Disk Utility can only make Mac-readable ISOs as far as I can see.

    There's something of a principle that I do not want to use a PC to resolve this issue - my co-workers consider this a defeat for Macs if I can't do it. :mad:

    The ISO needs to boot on a PC - it's a bootable linux CD that makes the PC into a server that the Raqs can netboot off to auto-update.

    Any other suggestions? Or do I have to edit/create the ISO on a PC?
     
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I think Roxio Toast could do this, but you would have to buy it.
     
  5. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Look for an app named DiscBlaze on VersionTracker or Apple's download site, it is shareware but will let you burn a limited number of iso images without purchasing it.
     
  6. pm9448 macrumors newbie

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    Creating a custom bootable Linux ISO on Mac OS X

    Guys, I am in the same boat. Mac OS X has got be able to do this from the command line. Has anyone figured it out? I am trying to create a customized CentOS ISO and want to burn to DVD also want to use the ISO for Fusion. Where are all the experts?
     

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