08-27-2003 02:00 AM
instl_combine: The CD/DVD image is larger than 2GB (or is expected to end up
larger than 2GB). To make a bootable CD/DVD this large you must
use an ISO9660 image while including the LIF volume as an El Torito
boot volume. Then run instl_combine without the -F option. ]
It tells me that the inst_combine command doesn't support files > 2GB. I then tried mkisofs, as it suggests. That did not work either:
mkisofs -b uxboot.lif -c boot.catalog -o ./iso.img /golden
mkisofs: Value too large to be stored in data type. File /golden/gbrhad.gz is too large - ignoring
Is there somehting I am missing? Do I have to break up the golden image into pieces for this to work?
08-27-2003 03:32 AM
08-27-2003 03:44 AM
some of the sections of the script can and should not be used... i was experamenting with nfs mounting and writting the image to another server (which was extreemly slow) but i'll let you decide what to use and not to use
I call the script "make_sys_dvd"
08-27-2003 08:58 AM
1. It finds the archive (.gz file) in the directory you specify in the make_medialif command.
2. It is in the archive impact statement. In this file it states the image file and archive impact file is read grabbing the image file name
You made me worry that I forgot something - And I'm sorry I can't remember which of the two methods above it the way it determines the file. But these are basically the correct steps to use. I had to read a lot of man pages to put this together. some useful man pages I read were for
08-27-2003 09:06 AM
at or about line 32 in the script you will see this linecat core11.cfg3 | sed 's/archive_path = "B.11.00_32bitCDE.gz"/archive_path = "dvd_image.gz"/g' > core11.cfg4
which is the line that puts the info into the core11 file.
and the make_medialif uses the core11 file (and the information within to automatically pick up the image
$make_medialif -f $archive_path/core11.cfg -f $archive_path/config.recovery -l $archive_path/ilif
I hope this helps
08-27-2003 09:45 AM
The dvd_image.gz is > 2GB and the iso image is something like 200MB. How have you added the golden image. It cannot be contained within the 200MB.
08-27-2003 10:09 AM
off hand i believe its one of these options (copied directly from the output of running
-b FILE, -eltorito-boot FILE
Set El Torito boot image name
-eltorito-alt-boot Start specifying alternative El Torito boot parameters
I don't have one of my images handy on DVD (at another site currently
Personally I havn't had to try going over 2 gb as all our images have been 1.9 Gb or less
But according to the man for mkisofs and it will explain everything.