[arch-ports] dual-iso

Bernd Butscheidt bbutscheidt at yahoo.de
Sat Mar 25 10:42:56 UTC 2017

... I fear there is a typo in you link, the "," is included.
To you question:Hard to decide. Since we need i686 to boot with older machines, I would go for an iso that fits on a cd ...I could live to have two burnt images/cds for install/ emergency cases.
Many thanks and kind regardsBernd

      From: Erich Eckner <arch at eckner.net>
 To: Discussion regarding the porting of Arch Linux to non-x86_64 architectures <arch-ports at archlinux.org> 
 Sent: Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:36 AM
 Subject: [arch-ports] dual-iso
Hi i686-fans,

to not loose any potential new i686-users, I moved on by forking archiso
and generating a current dual-bootable iso. Currently it resides at
https://eckner.net/archlinux-2017.03.25-dual.iso, but maybe somewhen in
the future we can move it to some more official place ;-)
The source of archiso32 resides at github: github.com/archlinux32/archiso32.

I stumbled upon one question:
Is it desirable to have the iso dual bootable (i686 and x86_64) or do we
want a solely i686-iso?
The benefit of a i686-only-iso would be, that it'd fit on a cd. The
benefit of a dual-bootable one would be, that we could use archiso32 as
it is right now and that you can boot any machine (32 or 64 bits) with
this - obviously.
Any comments are appreciated.

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