Appendix F. Creating a Linux Boot CD

Several open source initiatives are underway today with the purpose of developing kits for the creation of bootable Unix CDs.1 The one we like is the Linuxcare Bootable Business Card.2 It took about two hours to download the file at dial-up speed. It comes in the form of an iso image, which is a standard format for bootable CD images. We created the CD on a Windows machine, popped it into the CD drive of a system with a Linux hard drive, booted up the CD, and within minutes had a Unix prompt. All the filesystems on the hard drive automatically were mounted read-only.

Not only does the Linuxcare Bootable Business Card include hundreds of useful Unix utilities, it also has network support. We had to know what ...

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