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Migrate OS on partition to bootable ISO file...

Postby serene » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi.

I abandoned creating my own bootable ISO (Debian) when I experienced restrictions in the creation process.

Is it possible to create a file (ISO or other) from a linux partition, as is without restrictions to boot and run from, and function regularly as if it were running from the partition ?

I don't want to create a new partition every time for another linux OS. I know this is easily acomplished via Virtualization but I would like to know if I can acomplish my objective by rolling my own file to boot from with persistance.

Thank you.
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Postby ChrisThornett » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:16 pm

If I understand what you're after correctly - have your tried Linux Live yet?
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Postby serene » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks for the tip, looks like this may be what I'm looking for.

I was hoping there would be a more direct migration approach without using 3rd party scripting.

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Postby nelz » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:11 pm

You can't simply copy your root filesystem to an ISO image because Linux expect the root filesystem to be writeable. So you have to jump through a few hoops, the script just lines the hoops up for you into a single jump.
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Postby serene » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:41 am

Yes, understood about copying directly, thanks.

My hopes are that the script allows full retention of your installed system, unlike a preparation of a Debian Live CD/DVD.

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