Populating ISO SkeletonΒΆ

If you want to create ISO images with UForge then you must copy the ISO skeleton files and mount them to your system, as follows.


The procedure is the same for shared storage or local storage. The file location for shared storage is /volume1/DISTROS or the volume name as created when setting up the shared storage. For local storage it is /space/DISTROS or the directory name as created when setting up local storage.

  1. Download the ISO that corresponds to the open source distributions you want. These are divided into two seperate ISOs:

    • CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu
    • Scientific Linux, Open SUSE, Oracle Linux
    $ cd /space/DISTROS ; wget https://repository.usharesoft.com/downloads/uforge-centos-debian-ubuntu-iso-installers-latest.iso


    $ cd /space/DISTROS ; wget https://repository.usharesoft.com/downloads/uforge-opensuse-scientific-iso-installers-latest.iso
  2. Mount the distribution by running:

    $ mount -o loop /space/DISTROS/uforge-centos-debian-ubuntu-iso-installers-latest.iso /mnt


    The example above will mount Centos, Debian and Ubuntu, but the same could be done for other open source distributions by modifying the path.

  3. Copy the content of the ISO:

    $ rsync -a --progress /mnt/USS /space/DISTROS/
  4. Umount the volume:

    $ umount /mnt