Subject: Re: Create bootable kernel-only ISOs in addition to *.fs floppy
To: David Laight <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 05/11/2006 23:47:46
On Thu, 11 May 2006, David Laight wrote:
> 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'd prefer to leave this as seperate step... there are many 
'ramdiskbin' programs (i.e. many ramdisks), and unifying them is ... 
definitely another project, for now. :)

> 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.

Sure. The plan is to build CDs now, and somewhen in the future nuke the 
existing stuff.

  - Hubert