Everything with respect to the ADIOS project except for a few
documents has been copyrighted GNU General Public License.
The Makefile in /adk directory on the CD, allows you to create
the developement environment for ADIOS. You may want to add
some extra scripts to trim the number of languages down to 1
or 2 so that you can install more packages on a your
"rebuilder" CD. I use a Makefile to only support a few
langauges but this could be customised so that the user is
able to build a CD that only supports the languages that they
want. I suggest that this should really be part of the basic
Fedora Core install anyway as most people only know one or two
langauges at best.
I have only just downloaded Fedora Core 4, so work of ADIOS 5
is only just beginning. I am redesigning the image so that it
is less complicated. The linuxrc files in the initial ram
disk has grown into a monster, so a redesign has become
necessary. If you only want to use the unionfs solution then
the work should be straight forward, however I want to be able
to boot also without unionfs enabled so I am modifying the
filesystem via a Makefile and moving all read-write files into
the /var directory, which will be then copied to a RAM drive
and then mounted as /var. (Thus I have removed the need to
have a separate var.tgz file in the next version). I have
problems with the combination of unionfs, LIDS and UML so I do
need a non unionfs startup still to support virtual machines,
although I have started to lan with XEN. I am currently
thinking of not using LIDS, but using the selinux kernel and
supporting that on the boot CD as well.
I am also waiting on the 2.6.12 kernel to be released.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:58:29 +1000
>From: Wade Mealing <wmealing(a)redhat.com>
>Subject: Re: [Fedora-livecd-list] Fedora "builder" CD
>To: Fedora LiveCD list <fedora-livecd-list(a)redhat.com>
>> Here is what I am going to do with the next version of
ADIOS live CD so
>> why not Fedora "builder" CD. I am including squashfs and
>> part of the kernel.
>> So my suggestion is that standard Fedora kernel have these
>> similar, then it is easy to create a "builder" CD on the
>> create a "root_fs" filesystem on a spare partition or
directly into a
>> 2GByte loopback filesystem. This root_fs filesystem is
>> within a squashfs filesystem. This only requires the
>> using say isolinux+busybox+vmlinuz+initrd.gz (or whatever)
to mount the
>> squashfs, create a ram drive for read-write, then mount the
>> using unionfs, a few extra "if" statements in rc.sysinit
>> and then the live CD works.
> Are the scripts used for ADIOS liveCD available under the
GPL to the
>public. I may have missed something, is there any chance I
>source code ?
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So. Had a few discussions around this at the Red Hat Summit -- it became
a hot topic in the Fedora BOF there. What came out of it? Well...
...for one thing, it became clear that we need to kickstart this list. :)
For another thing, some folks asked: why not Live DVD?
For another thing, some folks asked: why not put the installer on it, so
that people can install the precise image they're playing with?
And lots of other questions. But for me, here's the takeaway:
There's lots of Live CDs. Too many to count. If we're not doing
something interesting, then we're nothing more than one more Live CD with
What about a Live DVD? With potential goals of:
1. Allowing users to choose to run the image that suits them;
2. Allowing users to install from DVD if they like;
3. Allowing us to put multiple arches on one DVD, if possible?
Looking at the download numbers from the torrent, we're seeing about 50/50
numbers for CD/DVD downloads.
So what about it? I know a bunch of you folks have Live CD code that
runs. Any of it convertible to Live DVD code?
(p.s. Yes, we've announced the intention to announce the Fedora Foundation
at some point. I hope this means that we'll be able to turn this into an
officially sanctioned project at some point. But in the meantime, talking
Greg DeKoenigsberg ] [ the future masters of technology will have
Community Relations ] [ to be lighthearted and intelligent. the
Red Hat ] [ machine easily masters the grim and the
] [ dumb. --mcluhan
I don't know who to talk to about this, I'll ask here,
Red Hat obviously builds their installation ISO files, including
applying the kernel and ISOLinux bootloader.
I know that the ia64, ppc/nSeries cd boot scripts must be somewhere
also. I'd like to integrate these into the anaconda scripts.
Where are these scripts ? Can I use them ?
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