[arch-ports] dual-iso

Alex Theotokatos alex.theoto at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 11:36:32 UTC 2017


On 03/25/2017 12:36 PM, Erich Eckner wrote:
> 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.
>
> regards,
> Erich
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I think it is better to add the link at http://archlinux32.org/
And I'll prefer the dual architecture but many old computers doesn't 
boot from usb and burning dvd for ~800mb sounds like wasting a dvd disk.
Maybe a dual netboot might me an option.


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