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I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb.

I want to :

  • split the large distro iso into multiple small iso files and,
  • burn the isos onto portable media like multiple DVDs/CDs (except usb drives).

such that the first iso is bootable & installation process automatically prompts for subsequent DVDs .i.e. after installing first i am prompted to insert second disk and so on untill last dvd.

i used hjsplit,split,winrar,7zip tools to split the iso & burned same on DVDs, but when i try booting from first DVD error is thrown suggesting "kernel image not found".

Please suggest some tools for accomplishing the same.

  • Unless the Setup process explicitly support this, it’s impossible. Also, splitting the ISO image accomplishes nothing. – Daniel B Sep 5 '14 at 5:28
  • @DanielB it is possible. Please check the link , here centos distro has been splitted into multiple isos (CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso and CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso) at centosmirror.go4hosting.in/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64 . i want to achieve the same, please suggest tools for the same. – Pravin Pawar Sep 5 '14 at 5:40
  • You could use a second disk as a repo for those additional files. But you could also just use a double layer DVD and be done with it as your image would fit on a DL DVD. – Seth Jun 22 '17 at 7:43

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