[arch-releng] My archiso TODO/ideas (_draft_)

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Wed Aug 10 01:18:46 EDT 2011

On Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:43:09 -0300, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
> * UEFI boot support (FS#20419)
> At some time I want to support UEFI boot. But I do not have any real
> hardware to test it. Neither UEFI firmware for qemu (two versions
> tested) or virtualbox works fine, testing with some UEFI compatible
> mediums without happy results.

No need to hurry here. Afaik UEFI and linux (or UEFI in general) has
quite some problems and regressions over the default BIOS boot. I have
such hardware, but what the bug report does not mention is that it works
pretty fine without any downsides without it.

> * syslinux keymaps (FS#21725)
> I worked on this some time ago, but I want some feedback from people
> that needs this, we need a trivial lilo patch for keymaps generation.

It would be cool if one could choose the keymap/language from a
syslinux menu and then also propagate this info to the live system to
use the same values here as well.

> * md5sum
> Self check of all files (mostly important *.sfs), as boot option,
> executed at initramfs stage. $install_dir/checksums.md5

That would be cool and very useful imho.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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