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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 23 17:46:44 EST 2011

Am 23.11.2011 23:34, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
> On 11/23/2011 05:02 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> 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.

Archiso needs to prepare a folder with the needed files (kernel,
initramfs, aitab, checksum.md5 and *.sfs, I think) in addition to the
.iso files. These files could be added as an uncompressed .tar archive.

>> 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

A little extreme, but possible.

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