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Re: How to respin F11-install-dvd with GRUB on ext4?





2009/8/27 Joshua C. <joshuacov googlemail com>


2009/8/27 Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to>
On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 01:44:13 +0200,

 "Joshua C." <joshuacov googlemail com> wrote:
> I'm trying to respin the f11.x86_64 install dvd in order to put the
> new grub and anaconda packages, so that I can have grub on my ext4
> without a separete partition for it. I recompiled
> grub-0.97-59.fc11.x86_64 and anaconda-12.0-1.fc11.x86_64 against the
> current f11 packages. Everything worked fine. I also recompiled the
> corresponding util-linux-ng and other deps.

I thought new packages had already been pushed to F11 to allow this, so
you shouldn't have had to recompile anything.
 
I haven't heard of this. I'll switch to f11 but didn't want to use the default install dvd because of the grub-on-ext3 problem. Even if new packages have been pushed to f11 repos the install media haven't been respin. Therefore I need ot do it thia way.


> How can I recreate the install dvd?

pungi is the tool used to build install images.

I'll try it. thanks.
 
Ok

I finally did it. After trying all version of anaconda from anaconda-12.0-1.fc12 to anaconda-12.7-1.fc12 (against the current f11 libs), they all gave me different sorts of errors.

At the end I just patched the anaconda-11.5.0.59-1.fc11 with the following commits and recompiled it.

commit 162c92b4838f9769f39b0c3a85f9c6e4a38a5913: x86 and EFI platforms can now have /boot on ext4.
commit 11266dabba490baf732b85ba76e2841e6ae17733: Default to /boot on ext4
commit 9e83e8a43f8a609c65c39c6de8cf1c341d3f31ec: Allow /boot on ext4 now that we have a grub that allows it

Now I have f11-install-dvd with grub (recompiled grub-0.97-59.fc11) on ext4 by default. It' works just fine.


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