hi Mike -
On Tue, 2002-05-14 at 17:10, 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:
There are scripts in anaconda, scripts/buildinstall to be exact, that do
what you want, I think. You need to have the tree set up correctly, but
eventually you get the boot image & a tree to burn to an ISO.
There are some configs in there that tell it what should go in stage1,
stage2 etc. I think if you look at the anaconda SRPM from the 1.0.2
installer, the patch in the SRPM will show you what we did.
> I already did these other steps too:
> *) Added the xfs utility rpms to Redhat/RPMS on disc1 and disc2
Oh, do they actually fit?
> *) 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)
At a minimum, you'd need to change "self.supported = 0" to "1" in class
xfsFileSystem in the fsset.py file...
You're going about it a different way, I think, more directly modifying
the RH ISOs with a binary diff; we made a stand-alone ISO, so we had to
let Anaconda know about a 3rd CD (now would be 4th) to get kernels &
utilities for XFS.
There may be other things, but that's a start.
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.