Previous Topic

Next Topic

Creating an ISO image to be written to CD

The mkisofs command is used to create an ISO image. The following table describes the arguments used with this command.



-o linuxbootCD.iso

This argument is the output of the mkisofs command, the ISO file.

-b isolinux/isolinux.bin

This argument sets isolinux.bin as the bootloader.

-V LinuxBootCD

This argument sets the volume label of the CD.


This argument specifies the target directory that will be the root of the CD.

To create the ISO image, execute the following command at the shell prompt:

mkisofs -J -iso-level 3 -R -L -o linuxbootCD.iso \

-b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/ \

-V LinuxBootCD \

-no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 \

-boot-info-table \


Now, the ISO file can be written to a CD.