[arch-dev-public] draft for new isos

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Sat Jul 21 03:20:17 EDT 2012

Am 20.07.2012 23:46, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> Here is a first draft. Please review:
> ----
> Install media 2012.07.15 released
> New iso images containing a current Arch Linux snapshot have been
> released and can be found on our <a
> href="https://www.archlinux.org/download/">Downloads</a> page.
> Most notable change is that AIF (the Arch installation framework) is no
> longer included but instead some simple <a
> href="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Install_Scripts">install
> scripts</a> are provided to aid in the installation process. This means
> a menu driven installer is no longer available and we rely more on
> documentation to guide new users. We would like to encourage our
> community to fill in missing gaps in <
> href="https://wiki.archlinux.org/">our wiki</a>.
> From now on our install images are signed and it is highly recommend to
> verify their signature before use. On Arch Linux this can be simply done
> by using <code>pacman-key -v <iso-file>.sig</code>.
> <ul>
> <li>The pacman keyring is automatically initialized on bootup. Therefor
> signature verification is available on the live media and will work out
> of the box on the installed system.</li>
> <li>Instead of six different images we only provide a single one which
> can be boot into an i686 and x86_64 live system to install Arch Linux
> over the network. Media containing the [core] repository are no longer
> provided.</li>
> <li>Regular iso snapshots are planned on a monthly base.</li>
> <li>The install media can also be booted directly via <a
> href="https://releng.archlinux.org/pxeboot/">PXE</a>. Note that its PGP
> signature cannot be verifed this way.</li>
> <li>More archiso related options and new features can be found in its
> <a
> href="https://projects.archlinux.org/archiso.git/plain/README">README</a>
> file.</li>
> </ul>
> AIF had to be dropped due to lack of maintenance and contributions. Of
> course we would appreciate it if people would start hacking on it to
> bring it up on par.
You could add a to link archboot wiki which contains isos for other
users and purposes.


Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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