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Re: i386 GENERIC+miniroot vs amd64 INSTALL kernels

On 01.01.2011 15:55, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 03:34:36PM +0100, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
>> - the amd64 INSTALL kernel is used for amd64cd.iso generation. Given the
>> way the kernel is created, the root fs is a memory disk image, rather
>> than cd0 (!= i386).
> IMHO we should move as many ports over to real / on cd for install isos
> as possible, at least everything that is easily bootable that way.
> Amd64 certainly qualifies and is the most easy next target.
> We might need to do a few rearangements in the makefiles involved to
> make this setup easier (i.e. avoid lots of duplicated make code),
> compare the sparc64 cd setup and i386 to see what I mean.

What about INSTALL kernels?

Back then, downloading and starting an installation was quite
straightforward. Now, you need to have GENERIC + download miniroot.kmod
installation module, "load /miniroot.kmod" in bootloader, which is not
necessarily as trivial -- is it a voluntary change (and just needs
documentation to reflect the state), or just an oversight?

Jean-Yves Migeon

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