Subject: Re: Create bootable kernel-only ISOs in addition to *.fs floppy images
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-install
Date: 05/11/2006 21:56:27
On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 07:38:01PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> 2.2) Work for that would mean to re-organize the current directory
> structure a bit, by moving things around, e.g. from
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/floppies/bootfloppy*
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/floppies/rescue*
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/floppies/instkernel
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/floppies/ramdisk*
> to
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/floppies/bootfloppy*
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/floppies/rescue*
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/instkernel
> 	src/distrib/{i386,amd64}/ramdisk*

I think it would be better to build the 'ramdiskbin' program(s) at the
same time as the 'rescue' program is built during the main build.
(This probably means moving the sysinst sources into usr/sbin ?)

I also think it may be worth building a sub 2.88MB image - maybe instead
of one of the other small-ish ones - without some more modern drivers.

Similarly some of the ISA network cards aren't really needed in an
image that is unlikely to be booted on pre-pci systems.


David Laight: