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#1 2012-10-08 09:30:51

Registered: 2012-04-01
Posts: 63

[Solved]How to extract boot information from an iso


i remember of extracting a boot.bin file containing the boot information of an ISO file using the command "eltorito <some options> boot.bin" or something. Could you please tell me with package privides this in arch? i think i ve used the above command on on a debian based distro..

Thank you very much.

Last edited by Zapman (2012-10-08 12:27:58)


#2 2012-10-08 10:31:22

Registered: 2009-05-06
Posts: 25,440

Re: [Solved]How to extract boot information from an iso

After some googling I've found but it hasn't been updated in a while and I don't think it's available in Arch.
If the application works, you can ask someone to help you with the PKGBUILD, if you want.

=== Edit === … mages.html says it's part of genisoimage package, but there's no such package in Arch. 'genisoimage' command is a part of cdrkit and cdrtools packages, but there's no mention of either 'eltorito' or 'geteltorito'.

Last edited by karol (2012-10-08 10:37:50)


#3 2012-10-08 11:07:49

From: Romania
Registered: 2009-08-23
Posts: 2,273

Re: [Solved]How to extract boot information from an iso

Maybe look into how archiso does it? For example, use Ctrl+F to search for ".bin" on this page a few times. It mentions:

xorriso -as mkisofs ${_qflag} \
            -eltorito-boot isolinux/isolinux.bin \
            -isohybrid-mbr ${work_dir}/iso/isolinux/isohdpfx.bin \

And pkgfile says that xorriso belongs to:

$ pkgfile xorriso

Last edited by DSpider (2012-10-08 11:10:22)

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#4 2012-10-08 12:27:18

Registered: 2012-04-01
Posts: 63

Re: [Solved]How to extract boot information from an iso

Thank you very much for your replies.

Karol's link did the trick. it was that perl script that i was looking for and still works like a charm.
If needed or anyone thinks its useful iam willing to submit it on AUR.


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