[arch-releng] [PATCH 2/3] [archiso] Add archiso_pxe_curl hook

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Nov 23 17:34:11 EST 2011

On 11/23/2011 05:02 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 23.11.2011 01:00, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>> Its add support for downloading the ISO image via HTTP/FTP with curl or download *.sfs files.
>> The files are downloaded on /run/archiso/curlspace (tmpfs) and setup a loop dev from it
>> (like in archiso_loop_mnt) in the ISO case, or just do a bind mount to
>> /run/archiso/bootmnt in the other case.
>> This hook must be located after archiso_pxe_nbd in mkinitcpio.conf, in that way
>> NBD is the default.
> This is extremely useful. Can we get a resolver into initramfs, so we
> can use URLs instead of IPs? Can we also have an extracted version of
> the netinstall-dual image on releng, instead of only the ISO?
Resolver, yes sure I can add libnss_dns + needed .conf.
About releng.archlinux.org, ask to Dieter.
> We can use this in the following way: Either load gpxelinux via network
> boot, or boot gpxe from floppy/USB/CD/hard drive/a "kernel" image. Then,
> fetch syslinux configuration file and .c32 files via http. The
> configuration file can contain a menu that allows to choose an
> architecture and a mirror, allowing to boot the kernel and initrd via
> http or ftp, then using the archiso_pxe_curl hook to download and mount
> the .sfs files.
+ bootrom Flashing :P
> Also: when can we get an image on releng that contains this hook?

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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