how do i create a bootable image using mkisofs

Luis Mondesi lemsx1 at
Fri May 4 14:34:24 UTC 2007

On 5/4/07, Tomoki Taniguchi <tomoki.taniguchi at> wrote:
> My laptop came with a recovery dvd.
> The recovery disc contains a harddrive image
> and restores it using some program (i think its called PQimage)
> i am trying to use that disc to install windows XP
> under VMware player.
> But the recovery disc does a hardware check to see if
> is the laptop for which it was built for.
> So I am have copied the contents of the disk to a folder.
> And trying to edit the automain.bat to skip the hardware check.
> I created an ISO image file using mkisofs
> mkisofs -o recovery-dvd.iso /edited-cd-file-dir
> i mounted this under vmware player.
> but the image file doesn't seem to be a bootable image.
> the root dir of the cd contains two files i feel
> are some how related to the issue
> BOOTIMG.BIN: DOS floppy 1440k, x86 hard disk boot sector
> what options do i need to include in the mkisofs command to
> to make the image file bootable?

That's totally off-topic on this list. Sorry dude.

I'd guess you need el-torito bootable flags, but Google can help you more
than I on this issue.

Luis Mondesi
*NIX Guru

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