[arch-releng] Fwd: Archiso and fromiso boot option

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 19:03:19 CET 2010

Hi Baurzhan,

The arch-releng list was created for archiso/aif/installation related
things. I've forwarded this mail there, but it is public, so you are
free to join it.

Cheers, and sorry for the late response

- Aaron

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Baurzhan Muftakhidinov <baurthefirst at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 10:50 PM
Subject: Fwd: Archiso and fromiso boot option
To: aaron at archlinux.org

Hi, Aaron!
I wrote a simple patch for Archiso to support fromiso boot option, but
I can't post it in arch-dev-public list, since it requires right

Maybe, you can forward this mail to that maillist.

I don't need write access to that list, I just want to introduce such
a useful possibility of Archiso.

---------- Пересылаемое сообщение ----------
From: Baurzhan Muftakhidinov <baurthefirst at gmail.com>
To: arch-dev-public at archlinux.org
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:45:47 +0600
Subject: Archiso and fromiso boot option
Hi, all

I researched about fromiso boot option for archiso boot scripts and
wrote a simple patch.
I've attached it. It is too simple, but works fine for me, with my
VFAT formatted USB drive.

fromiso allows you to boot your custom Archiso based LiveCD from ISO
image file, with grub2 'isoloop' support.

Here is part of my grub.cfg file

menuentry "Archik fromiso" {
loopback loop /archik-1.07-i686.iso
linux (loop)/boot/vmlinuz26  fromiso=/dev/sdb1/archik-1.07-i686.iso
initrd (loop)/boot/myarch.img

Here is an discussion topic

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