[Server-devel] RFH: Script to make installable USB stick

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Mon Sep 1 02:53:50 EDT 2008

Jerry Vonau wrote:
> Martin Langhoff wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>> Need to see the usb's layout that you had in mind.
>>> You were trying to do tree-install or a iso source install?
>> I'm thinking of applying it to the iso that Pungi creates. As far as
>> I've seen, the main change is the renaming of isolinux.
>>> Might want to have a look at this thread:
>>> http://www.archivum.info/anaconda-devel-list@redhat.com/2008-05/msg00016.html
>>> I'm around for a couple of hours,
> See the usb based install thread.

I'm going to have to take some of that back, just checked anaconda's 
git, tree-based sources have been re-enabled for harddrive installs if 
preupgrade is passed, but that is for F10.

>> that seems to be on a different track -- you mentioned something
>> yesterday about "upgrade images". For now, plain installer CDs/USBs
>> where anaconda has all the rpms needed for an install or an upgrade is
>> what I am thinking of...
> That one is more for pre-populating the yum cache before a yum upgrade, 
> or for an anaconda upgrade using the preupgrade hooks present in 
> anaconda. Distribute the repo on a squashfs.img, with scripts that would 
> mount the image, and start yum with a repo file pointing to the now 
> local repo. In the anaconda case, that would be a bit different, but 
> do-able. Just have to still test if there is space savings to be had 
> before I look at anaconda.

Space saving of about 6.5% with the rpms on a squash filesystem, is that 
worth it?


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