[Live-demo] ISO not isohybrid, lacks UEFI support

Ben Caradoc-Davies ben at transient.nz
Tue Dec 6 10:26:52 PST 2016


this fix simply added a new argument to genisoimage (mkisofs), plus an 
isohybrid step. My concern was that there are some distributions of 
genisoimage with good UEFI support (-e option) and some without; even my 
Debian unstable machine lacks this option. Testing confirmed that the 
Ubuntu/Lubuntu 16.04.1 version of genisoimage is a good one so I stuck 
with the tool in use.

I have seen other projects using xorriso to make isohybrid ISO images 
with UEFI support (for example Debian live-wrapper) so I knew we had a 
another option. xorriso seems to be under much more active development 
than any of the genisoimage forks. One xorriso developer helped a 
project using xorriso before even being asked, so in my view, support is 

Kind regards,

On 07/12/16 04:45, Brian M Hamlin wrote:
> Specifically, I had not seen nor heard of,  GNU xorriso

Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben at transient.nz>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>
New Zealand

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