I think it would be a cliche' for me to say that I am a Fedora/Linux noob.
I have a really limited amount of experience with Fedora so, when I see
articles on howto create a single boot DVD from CD ISO's in Linux, I get
a bit intimidated.
There is a way to easily create a Fedora Core 3 boot DVD in Windows!
Yes- its the last resort- but none the less a really successful way.
1. Fedora ISO's in a common folder somewhere on your FAT/NTFS partition
2. An ISO tool e.g. UltraISO (if you do get UtlraISO you will have
to purchase the full version as it only supports files upto 300 MB
. However I am sure
there must be other utilities out there that can manipulate large ISO's, ISO buster?
3. DVD writer
4. DVD re-writable (can use a DVD-/+R)
PS Bare in Mind that all edits to the ISO file mentioned, are done to the first ISO image:
"FC3-i386-disc1.iso". This is because this file is already bootable.
Extract all the files from Discs 2,3,4, into subfolders (Disc2,Disc3,Disc4 respectively). These folders should be under the folder containing the ISO's.
Open first ISO "FC3-i386-disc1.iso". Double click the file: "\Fedora\RPMS\TRANS.TBL". It should open up in notepad. Now look inside the subfolders created in step one, look for:
\DiscX\Fedora\RPMS\TRANS.TBL (where X is 2 to 4). Copy the list inside each version of these TRANS.TBL files into the original TRANS.TBL file opened in the ISO program. Once all the data is merged/copied into the first file, save it to the root folder where the ISO's are saved.
Drag all the extracted .RPM files (contained in subfolder created in Step 1) into the ISO: "FC3-i386-disc1.iso", folder: "\Fedora\RPMS\".
Drag the merged TRANS.TBL file you saved into the ISO: "FC3 i386 Disc1\Fedora\RPMS\".
Answer "yes" to replace the old file.
Edit the file: .idiscinfo
Change line 4: from " 1 " to: " 1,2,3,4 ".
Save the ".idiscinfo" to main folder.
Replace orginal ".idiscinfo" file with edited one.
Change the capacity of the media to that of the DVD (normally 4.7GB).
Check everything is correct.
That's it, the media should boot, as you used the original Fedora disc1.
Rename the file "FC3-i386-disc1.iso" to "FC3-i386-DVD.iso".
Write this ISO image to DVD with Nero.