[arch-releng] Loop iso booting

Mr Green mrgreen at archbang.org
Thu May 1 06:40:32 EDT 2014

Just had a friend of mine who was having issues with loop mounting. We
ship with archiso_loop_mnt but being an vaft formatted device he
needed to add MODULES="nls_iso8859-1" to mkinitcpio.conf.

Thought I would try for myself and once I had got LABEL set on device,
booted via grub.

Only to be dropped to reduced shell as it could not find aitab?


set timeout=10
set default=0

menuentry "Archbang 2014.05.01 (x86_64)" {
  set FILE=/boot/isos/archbang-rc-2014.05.01-x86_64.iso
  loopback loop $FILE
  linux (loop)/arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz img_loop=$FILE
img_dev=/dev/disk/by-label/ARCHBANG archisolabel=ARCHBANG
  # for Vesa mode... add: xorg=visa nomodeset
  initrd (loop)/arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img

This is config I found on Archlinux forums, not that much information
in wiki (that I could find)

Is the config incorrect? Are there are problems related to loop?


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