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Re: creating minimal boot image for network installations



Jeremy Katz píše v Čt 16. 07. 2009 v 10:05 -0400:
> On Thursday, July 16 2009, Dan Hor?k said:
> > I don't know about a simple way to start a network installation of
> > Fedora from USB stick. Creating of boot.img, that server that purpose,
> > was stopped by rel-engs some releases ago. I have found a blog post [1]
> > that makes possible to transform a boot.iso image into a bootable USB
> > stick. But it still requires to download the 200+ MB large boot.iso file
> > and do it by hand, while in theory only initrd.img and vmlinuz files
> > should be needed and the whole process could be automated. So I have
> > created mkbootimg.sh script [2] that automates all required steps and
> > has a bootable disk image as a result. It can be transferred to real USB
> > disk by the dd command. I find it useful when testing rawhide
> > installations, but can be used for releases too. There is naturally no
> > warranty for the script, it can eat whole your system :-)
>  
> With Fedora 12, you'll be able to just dd the boot.iso onto a USB stick
> since we're making isohybrid'd images.

That will be appreciated :-)

> Note that while kernel + initrd is all you "need", not having the stage2
> means we have to ask where to find it rather than being able to automate
> the use of the mirror list for everything

On other side one can prefer setting the mirror manually e.g. when
having a private/local mirror.


		Dan



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