Bootdisks and Bootable CDs.

David D.W. Downey david.downey at codecastle.com
Sun Sep 10 16:53:39 PDT 2000




Well all of the choices are simplistic to use if youa re doing the 2.2.x
kernels. But if youa re going to make any that use the 2.4.x kernels with
reiserfs support ( for an advanced ALFS install) you can just about forget
about doing a boot + CD isntallation)

To tell you the truth though, I would much rather see a straight CD
isntallation without a boot disk at all. This is extrememly helpful for
folks like me that have no floppy drive on their laptops but want to doa
custom install. 

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On Sun, 10 Sep 2000, Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:

> Yo,
> 
> I'm bringing this up...because i want to get this done right away.
> 
> Darren and myself are starting to take apart different boot and root
> disks from Distributions, to figure out how they do it (it's actually
> quite fun)
> 
> Anyways, the question i want to ask is, do we want to provide a way of
> installating ALFS with just a boot+root disk, or just provide a CD for
> now?
> 
> I've gotten the process done for boot+cd, just wondering if i should
> bother going with the process of boot+root.
> 
> Another question that was floating around is this, after we boot up from
> the CD (or boot+root disks) to install ALFS, you need a complete (or
> semi at least) devel system.
> 
> Richard (Remenic on #LFS) has done a complete LFS-2.4 build using
> nothing but a bootdisk and a network connection, he partitioned and
> formated with PartitionMagic before hand, booted up with a bootdisk and
> configured networking, then downloaded an LFS 2.3.5_i386
> (http://highos.dhs.org/ALFS/tmp) build i had
> completed a while ago, he untarred it, then started LFS (abeilt allready
> in chroot ;) and so got a static build done... and you know the rest =)
> 
> So, what' i'm wondering (and what was discussed with Gerard) is are we
> going todo something along that line? If so, i'm pretty sure we can get
> away with a straigh boot+root disks, with the front/back-ends and
> profilers on the CD (or in the package you download)
> 
> Thoughs...?
> 
> PS, one day alfs-dicuss explodeds, lets see that happen tomorrow, Eh? =)
> 
> -
> Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com
> 
> 






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