[CentOS-devel] Converting a LiveCD iso to pxeboot

Mon Mar 10 16:17:10 UTC 2008
Patrice Guay <patrice.guay at nanotechnologies.qc.ca>

The latest livecd-tools[1] includes a new tool to convert a LiveCD iso
image so that it can be booted over the network using PXELINUX.

The way it works is to bundle the complete ISO image inside the initrd. 
The kernel and (bloated) initrd are downloaded using PXE in the normal 
way, and the init script finds and loopback-mounts the ISO image and 
booting continues as normal.

This script has been added to the latest livecd-tools release from 
Fedora and seems compatible with the livecd-tools used to create the
CentOS 5.1 LiveCD.

[1] https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/browser/trunk/i386/RPMS/livecd-tools-013-5.i386.rpm

Patrice Guay