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Re: Status on RH7.3 installer ?

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Subject: Re: Status on RH7.3 installer ?
From: Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx>
Date: 16 May 2002 12:43:48 -0700
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Can you put the results of your work online?

I think i'll try to play a little bit with the booting disc image. I did
some customised Red Hat installers in the past, so i think there should
be no problem now.

I really want to get the damn installer working... :-)

On Tue, 2002-05-14 at 15:10, Michael Best wrote:
> Perhaps someone knows how to do the step that I stopped on, which was to 
> generate a disk/disc image for booting from the cdrom.  The default 
> Redhat installer uses a 2.8M installer image in the dosutils/autoboot 
> directory of the cd:
>   2.8M cdboot.img
>   1.9M initrd.img
> Which appears to be a 2.8M boot image which contains:
>   784k of vmlinuz (kernel) and
>   1.9M of initrd.img plus
>   various bootup files.
> I need to make one of these and then I can probably make a cd that boots 
> with a different kernel.  By simply using mkinitrd it makes a minimalist 
> initrd image.
> I already did these other steps too:
> *) Added the xfs utilities to RedHat/base/stage2.img
> *) Added the xfs utility rpms to Redhat/RPMS on disc1 and disc2
> *) modified RedHat/base/comps to include xfs util rpms
> *) updated hdlist/hdlist2 in Redhat/base/ using genhdlist from the
>     anaconda 7.3 source
> *) learned about embedding the MD5 into the implantisomd5 and
>     checkisomd5 from the anaconda 7.3 source
> *) examined the anaconda source code for claimed xfs support
>     (it appears to append XFS to the list of available filesystems
>      if that filesystem choice is available, more work here is needed)
> -Mike
Florin Andrei

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