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

Rickard Eriksson rickard.eriksson at gigabit.nu
Wed Mar 26 10:27:32 EDT 2008

First of all I'd like to say nice project.

And heres my first feedback:
When I tried booting it up on my LG A1 (No internal CD-Rom) it kernel 
paniced on me saying: Couldn't find CD-Rom.

I'm more than happy to beta testa some more if the next version includes 
me being able too boot it up :-)

Rickard Eriksson

Damir Perisa wrote:
> Wednesday 26 March 2008, Simo Leone wrote:
>  | 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-1206519
>  |468.iso
> i'll give it a try in qemu on x86_64 
>  | 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 have a no-optical-drive laptop (non-macs are not able to boot from 
> firewire cdroms) and usually i prepare a image to put on a 
> memory-stick to boot from [1]. since this setting (no cdrom) are 
> getting more common and having a live-linux-system on a usb-key is 
> getting interesting i'm wondering if we should provide also a 
> partition image[2] for such use?
> - D
> [1] : as described here: 
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_Thinkpad_x61t_SXGA+#No_optical_drive_installation
> [2] :  partition image that can be directly written to a device e.g. 
> with dd

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