Create my own linux ISO

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Thu Mar 8 12:21:03 MST 2007

On Thursday 08 March 2007 12:16, Michael Brailsford wrote:
> Why not do something like create a directory called /tmp/test_data and copy
> in a few header files or other text files, maybe copy in the whole
> /usr/include directory to get a bigger size.  Then you can do:
> $ tar czf /tmp/test.iso /tmp/test_data/*
> Then you can just make an edit in a file in /tmp/test_data and recreate
> your "iso", then transfer it and compare what you get on the other end with
> what you sent.
> A whole linux distro iso, while nifty, is significant overkill.

It may be overkill for verifying the correctness of his implementation, but I 
think he wants a bit larger data set for better performance metrics.

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