[CentOS-devel] combined x86_64 and i386 install media

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed May 6 22:36:00 UTC 2009


Matt,

love the enthu! however, hang on for a second there. We dont need to 
rebuild the entire distro. syslinux is quite happy with having 2 sets of 
kernels to boot :)

And a fair few pkgs on the i386/ and x86_64/ tree can be hardlinked 
inside the iso to save space... I'd first start down that route.


Matt Rose wrote:
> Theoretically, anaconda can detect what CPU is installed.  That's why 
> they throw up the error when you try to install 64bit on a non-capable 
> system. 
> 
> However, anaconda's build scripts are all based around architectures, 
> it's just a matter of getting package dirs for both i386 and x86_64 on a 
> DVD and picking the right tree to install from.
> 
> I might take a stab at it.
> 
> Matt
> 
> 
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> Would anyone like to take up the task of building a combined i386/x86_64
>> install DVD image ? It *should* be possible, just waiting on someone to try
>>
>> --
>> Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/  : 2522219 at icq


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