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Re: [Fedora-livecd-list] Targetting other file systems besides iso



On Fri, 2007-04-27 at 16:04 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-25 at 13:41 -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-04-24 at 15:10 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > > At OLPC we need to support ext3 and jffs2 builds even more so than
> > > livecd isos.  Since most of the process is the same up until the final
> > > image and bootloaders we would like to add this support into the livecd
> > > tools so that all fedora projects use one toolchain.  The question is
> > > how can this best be accomplished?
> > > 
> > > I think passing a --variant switch (i.e. --variant=jffs2) should switch
> > > the backend to generating the correct image.  
> > 
> > I think adding an option 
> > 
> >  --target=[livecd|
> >            disk_msdos_ext3|
> >            disk_msdos_ext3_separate_boot|
> >            ext3|
> >            jffs2]
> > 
> > with this help text (for --help)
> 
> But when we start getting to this degree of complication, I really start
> to wonder why we're reimplementing all of this stuff as opposed to
> instead moving in the direction of being able to generate all of these
> different things with anaconda.  While anaconda isn't entirely there
> right now to be able to do this easily, if we're serious about wanting
> to generically generate images of a lot of different formats, then it's
> not *that* much work to get there.  Yeah, it's more code and it's more
> of a learning curve to work on, but that's not necessarily a reason to
> move away.

I'm 100% with you here.  Though the nice thing with livecd is that it is
easy for someone to jump into.  I would love one installer tool to rule
them all and spend time shaping up fedora packages so that no matter
what target you choose it all just works.

-- 
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>


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