[arch-releng] [DRAFT] End-User visible changes for ISOs since 2011.08.19

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Apr 18 21:13:55 EDT 2012

** This is a list of end-user visible features/fixes since 2011.08.19 
from "archiso side".

* COW persistent: COW files can be stored in any place (see cow_*= boot 
* New boot parm img_label= for ISO loopback boot method
* /bootmnt is now at /run/archiso/bootmnt
* Network boot (PXE) via HTTP and NFS with DNS support from initramfs
* Syslinux menu for selecting boot method (HTTP/NFS/NBD) when PXE is used
* Setting up a PXE from live-enviroment is now trivially since syslinux 
* KMS modules added to initramfs
* checksum= option is performed only for SquashFS images
* EFI boot support on CD-ROM via "El Torito" (very basic and trivial but 
   Instructions provided to make an "USB-key" EFI-ready from ISO, is 
documented on README.
* README update with much more documentation.

* ISO loopback boot method (no more earlymodules=loop workaround needed)
* Serial console not enabled in dual-isos at syslinux.
* Updated needed parts to match current packages changes.

** From dev-user (who want to build ISOs yourself), there are lots of 
interesting changes and fixes
    see the git log for details since commit 
61114497b219efa865ae2ecda414e23a689a66bd :)

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
\cos^2\alpha + \sin^2\alpha = 1

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