[arch-releng] ISO Dir README (Draft)

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 18:26:12 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 5:18 PM, Gerhard Brauer <gerbra at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> a draft for a README file in our ISO directory (or where we
> have to explain what each file is for). We could make the file names
> anonymous like archlinux-200X.yy-ftp-i686.iso or name them exactly as
> the current files. Then we have to change this README each ISO release.
> ---------------------
>                             ArchLinux
>                    Installation and Live-CD's
>                   ----------------------------
> All CD's and USB-Images are installation mediums and Live-CD's,
> which an be used as maintenance and rescue systems.
> FTP-ISO's/Images:
> -----------------
> These are be the preferred install mediums for ArchLinux. You get always
> the actual package versions using these mediums.
> archlinux-200X.yy-ftp-i686.iso                  i686/32bit CD-ISO
> archlinux-200X.yy-ftp-i686.img                  i686/32bit USB-Image
> archlinux-200X.yy-ftp-x86_64.iso                x86_64/64bit CD-ISO
> archlinux-200X.yy-ftp-x86_64.img                x86_64/64bit USB-Image
> For those who have problems with Grub as ISO bootloader, we offer
> also CD-ISO's with isolinux as bootloader.
> archlinux-200X.yy-isolinux-ftp-i686.iso         i686/32bit CD-ISO
> archlinux-200X.yy-isolinux-ftp-x86_64.iso       x86_64/64bit CD-ISO
> Core-ISO's/Images:
> ------------------
> These are for offline installations when no Internet access available
> to install the base system.
> archlinux-200X.yy-core-i686.iso                 i686/32bit CD-ISO
> archlinux-200X.yy-core-i686.img                 i686/32bit USB-Image
> archlinux-200X.yy-core-x86_64.iso               x86_64/64bit CD-ISO
> archlinux-200X.yy-core-x86_64.img               x86_64/64bit USB-Image
> How to use these installation images:
> -------------------------------------
> See section in the "Arch Linux Install Guide":
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_Arch_Linux_Install_Guide#Pre-Installation
> For the USB-Images see:
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Install_from_USB_stick
> Happy installing! Happy ARCHing!
> --------------------------

Looks great. The only addition is that I've been putting the isolinux
at the end like:
   sed s/.iso/-isolinux.iso/

Do we have any opinion on where this would go? I just figured this way
it will dirsort BELOW the right ISOs.

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