Creating a Current ISO

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Creating a Slackware-current iso: how-to

Step numero uno:

Download slackware-current, grab it from To save time and space, don’t bother downloading bootdisks/, extra/, pasture/, source/, testing/, zipslack/ and then within slackware, leave out gnome/, kde/ and kdei/. This will keep our image below 700MB. If you plan on installing KDE, go ahead and grab it now.

Step numero dos:

Run the following command to create the iso. You will need mkisofs installed via the cdrtools package.

mkisofs -o /somedir/slackware-current.iso -R -V “Slackware Install” -v -d -D -N -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -b isolinux.bin -c isolinux.boot -A “Slackware Install CD”

If you did download kde/ or one of those other directories, you’ll need to exclude it from the mkisofs command like so, -x kde/.

Step numero tres:

Assuming I haven’t given bad advice, you now have a slackware-current iso that you can burn to cd now. You should be able to boot and then install off of it. I may check into how to create that second cd that would contain the gnome and kde packages, so check back at this page at a later time.

Update 5/14/2005

You can download unofficial current isos here:

This should save you some time for those of you who don’t need to customize your own iso. Please note that only makes -current isos once a week every Tuesday at 0400 UTC