Creating a RHEL bootable DVD ISO

As of this writing, the current RHEL release (4) is only available on CDs, not DVD. It is possible to create a bootable DVD ISO from these CDs using Chris Kloiber's mkdvdiso.sh script.

1. Download mkdvdiso.sh.
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/build/mkdvdiso.sh

2. Install the anaconda-runtime prerequisite package and its dependencies.
# rpm -q anaconda-runtime || yum -y install anaconda-runtime

3. Place the CD ISO files and mkdvdiso.sh in a directory, and run the mkdvdiso.sh script.
# ls -1
mkdvdiso.sh
RHEL4-U4-i386-AS-disc1.iso
RHEL4-U4-i386-AS-disc2.iso
RHEL4-U4-i386-AS-disc3.iso
RHEL4-U4-i386-AS-disc4.iso
RHEL4-U4-i386-AS-disc5.iso

The following command creates a RHEL bootable DVD ISO named RHEL-U4-i386-AS-dvd.iso.
# ./mkdvdiso.sh . $(pwd)/RHEL-U4-i386-AS-dvd.iso

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