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Re: [Fedora-livecd-list] RFC- proposal for livecd filesystem layout changes



On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 01:25 -0500, Douglas McClendon wrote:
> Douglas McClendon wrote:
> 
> > A downside, is that an F7 version of livecd-iso-to-disk would not work 
> > with an F8 livecd.  I think its worth it, but I admit it is a downside.
> 
> Though OTOH, an f7-updates version of livecd-tools mitigates this.

Yeah, I suspect we would need to do this.  Which gets a little tricky
with some of the config changes unless I can twist clumens's arm into
putting out a pykickstart update as well :-/

> Also, one more addition to the scheme, would be prepending the fslabel 
> to the fstype.img syntax, e.g. for f7 it would become
> 
> iso9660:/LiveOS/Fedora-7-Live-i386.squashfs.img
> 
> This would potentially facilitate a nice directory structure for 
> LiveDVDs and LiveUSBs that could boot more than one LiveOS image.
> 
> I don't think there are any issues with that syntax regarding 
> vfat/iso9660/syslinux filename limitations (?)

Any files that we access from the boot loader have to stick to 8.3.
Beyond that, shouldn't be a problem.  It looks like Joliet restricts us
to 64 characters, but as the label is limited to 32, we won't get to 64.

Jeremy


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