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

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Aug 10 19:24:26 EDT 2011

On 08/10/2011 02:18 AM, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> 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.
I read some weeks ago that some UEFI implementations always/only read a 
"default" location in UEFI partitions, assuming that the only OS that 
will be used is Windows, breaking the "ecosystem" under /EFI directory.
>> * 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.

Thank you.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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