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    Question make .iso from folder & file a bug

    Hello all,


    I made earlier thread Getting most of XP SP3
    and one of suggestions was to use nLite application (read this post)

    So, I rebooted to Windows 7. Downloaded nLite and started "stripping down functions etc" when it (nLite) finished I rebooted in Xubuntu to try install my new XP.

    Then I found out that nLite didn't make an .iso file instead some folders and files (which would be inside .iso file).


    What now?
    Now I need to make an .iso file from folder (which contains all necessary files).
    So I googled & asked in #xubuntu channel in IRC. I found following:

    Also found this thread (2011 March): Creating an ISO from a VIDEO_TS directory
    Quote Originally Posted by cchhrriiss121212 View Post
    I've used xfburn many times for this task, and it has yet to fail on me:
    Select new data composition
    Add the video_ts and audio_ts
    Burn
    I have different case...

    And some others (didn't really find answer to my issue):



    I concluded that I have 2 options:
    • Xfburn
    • Terminal - "genisoimage" command


    Guy called Sysi (in IRC) provided me with this guide --->
    Using Xfburn to Create ISO Images (Xfce)



    I tried it. I think I found a bug, read what happened in last 4 times --->


    1st try:
    Presse "Add" 'nLite XP' directory, there was small window named "Adding files to th.." in bottom there was bar which slowly added megabytes when it got to ~170 or so MB, that bar flashed (very fast) to 215.22 MB (folder is 215.6MB big)


    2nd try:
    This time in bottom bar megabytes were counting faster. But around 176MB window "Adding files to th" closed and that all...


    So, I File > Close composition & New Data composition
    something weird happened - Xfburn just closed.. I had to open it again.


    3rd try: Around 175MB bottom screen (bar) flashes (very fast) and it says again 215.22MB

    Also it was like Xfburn was still loading something at bottom bar (215.22MB screen) wasn't static (meaning it moved constantly; that's why I say "still loading")

    4rd try: Around 50MB Xfburn just closes and nothing happens.
    See attachments!


    So definitely something is wrong (bug?). I just can't make an .iso with Xfburn that way...
    And if so, it's a bug, how can I file one? Where? What info I need to provide?
    Can someone explain how one test and file bug?
    (want to slowly get involved helping too)



    Also I still need to create that .iso file, so I could try to install that XP on Virtual Box.
    I could try meanwhile to use "genisoimage" command in terminal, but need some help with that.
    I typed:
    Code:
    man genisoimage
    and got almost 2000 lines of manual
    A bit too much for me..


    Create an .iso from the ubuntu files (2007):
    Quote Originally Posted by Herman
    I also know that you can make a folder full of files into an .iso file using the mkisofs command, but when I type 'man mkisofs' in a terminal these days I get: genisoimage instead.

    ..but I'm sure we should be able to create .iso images that way for making bootable CDs if we learn the right options to put with one of those the commands.

    The mkisofs command is being replaced with the genisoimage command in Linux,
    I don't know why, but we're being encouraged to switch over to genisoimage from now on. The options seem to all be the same, and the manual pages look almost the same too.


    I have added a new article about making .iso files here, genisoimage commands for making .iso file to make CDs and DVDs..
    Link is outdated..
    Need some help guys


    P.S. If you didn't understand something (especially those 4 tries with Xfburn) - just ask. I will try to explain it better.
    This guy explained it very good --->
    Quote Originally Posted by amjjawad View Post
    We can read your post but we CAN NOT read your mind.
    So please ask if my post is confusing.

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    To create an iso image of a directory
    Code:
    mkisofs -o imagename.iso -J /path/foldername/

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    There is no "mkisofs" command, I have only "genisoimage".

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    Can you post us the output of
    Code:
    which mkisofs
    ?

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    Sure:
    Code:
    /usr/bin/mkisofs
    it appears I was wrong.

    Before that typed:
    Code:
    man mkisofs
    got:
    Code:
    No manual entry for mkisofs

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    You have mkisofs installed; proceed with the command I gave you.

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    Cool Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    O.K. here is how it went --->

    typed following
    Code:
    gigenieks@juris-study-pc:~$ mkisofs -o "nLite XP SP3" -J /home/gigenieks/Downloads/"nLite XP"
    See output for my command!

    So it made a file in /home/gigenieks named "nLite XP SP3"
    Kind: Unknown (doesn't detect like .iso)

    O.K., whatever. Proceed making Virtual Machine with newly created file by mkisofs.
    When I had to choose "a virtual CD/DVD drive" it didn't show "nLite XP SP3" I had to set "All files" to see it.

    And, finally, when I tried to launch (install that XP) I got error.

    Added pictures in attachment, see them for details!

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    Try again with
    Code:
    mkisofs -o "nLite XP SP3.iso" -J "/home/gigenieks/Downloads/nLite XP/"

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    Done.
    Kind: raw CD image

    Virtual Box didn't show previous error. And also didn't start install.
    My guess is that .iso is not bootable.
    See attach.

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    Re: make .iso from folder & file a bug

    Quote Originally Posted by gigenieks View Post
    My guess is that .iso is not bootable.
    In that case, see this.

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