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I'm trying to figure out the exact mkisofs cmd to create the ISO with the following directory and file structure. I've tried different commands, but when I mount the ISO that is created the directory tree has not been reproduced.

The initial directory tree is:

master.iso::
mount -o loop /apps/vmware/master.iso /mnt/vmtest


ls /mnt/vmtest
isolinux ks.cfg upgra32 upgra64 upgrade.sh

ls /mnt/vmtest/isolinux
boot.cat initrd.img isolinux.bin isolinux.cfg vmlinuz

I've used different variations of the following mkisofs command without success:

mkisofs -o '/foo/test.iso' -b 'isolinux.bin' -c 'boot.cat' -no-emul-boot  -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table 'isolinux'

How do I make an ISO that captures a directory's exact structure?

  • Have you tried the genisoimage package ? – AndyM Mar 28 '12 at 21:27
  • What is generated? – MikeyB Mar 29 '12 at 2:02
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Where are you running the mkisofs command from? Have you tried specifying absolute paths? e.g.:

 mkisofs -o '/foo/test.iso' -b '/mnt/vmtest/isolinux/isolinux.bin' -c '/mnt/vmtest/isolinux/boot.cat' -no-emul-boot  -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table /mnt/vmtest

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