[CentOS] Creating an alternitive install CD for CentOS 5.2 (w/ patched mkinitrd)

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Mar 6 21:16:14 UTC 2009


I need to be able to install CentOS 5.2 on a machine with software RAID
(and LVM) setup.  I discovered (the hard way!) that there is a bug in
the mkinitrd package that causes it to enter an endless loop when there
are /dev/mapper/ devices present during the install process.  There is a
patch to mkinitrd, which I applied and created a new rpm for mkinitrd
with this patch applied.  I'd like to now create a alternitive install
CD, but I am not sure of the exact mkisofs command line to properly
create a bootable CD.

I am also not sure if I need to update any of the files the installer
uses to install the system -- is it enough to just drop the alternitive
mkinitrd rpm?  Do I need to rebuild any of the other files on the CD?

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