[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] ArchISO FTP Installer - Testers Needed

Grigorios Bouzakis grbzks at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 09:38:01 EDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 03:53:52AM -0500, Simo Leone wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I'd like to begin testing some preliminary work with the arch livecd
> system. You can find a livecd rigged up to work as an ftp installer at:
> http://dev.archlinux.org/~simo/archiso_tests/arch-ftp-live-1206519468.iso
> This ISO consists of our current installer scripts and a functioning
> arch livecd containing most of the base package set. It uses the grub
> boot loader, which is likely to be changed to isolinux in the near
> future. At this point, it's an i686-only thing, but an x86_64 version
> will be coming soon.
> If you've got some time to kill, please give the iso a whirl. You'll
> find the installer and its documentation in its usual home at /arch/
> on the livecd system. It'd be nice to have this tested on a large
> variety of systems if possible.
> **I need feedback on the following regarding ISO bootup**
> - Did the grub loader work as expected?
> - Did it pick up and load the module for your network hardware?
> - Did it pick up and load the modules for your disk controllers?
> - Any kernel panics, freezes, that sort of ugly stuff.
> Please keep in mind that this is not intended to be production quality
> at this point, and it's a very early version, so there are still a lot
> of sharp edges that need to be smoothed out.
> Thanks for your help,
> -Simo
> offtopic: archiso_tests also contains a hacky xfce4 livecd image you
>  might want to play around with, although it's a little oldy moldy.

WOW thanks!
I had always been wondering how an Archlinux live CD would look and
function, and now its the time to find out.
May ask what are the requirements for it? Especially RAM usage.
I intend to try it at some point later today or tomorrow afternoon
and will post feedback.


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