[CentOS-devel] [CentOS-qa] 5.4 - i386 isos and tree

Wed Oct 14 20:14:37 UTC 2009
Douglas McClendon <dmc.centos at filteredperception.org>

Patrice Guay wrote:
> Douglas McClendon wrote:
>> Patrice Guay wrote:
>>> Phil Schaffner wrote:
>>>> What help do you need on
>>>> getting persistence working, or on LiveCD development in general?
>>> For the persistence feature, I am looking for a set of patches that 
>>> apply for the current livecd-tools package. I am currently comparing 
>>> livecd-tools 015 and 014. Since the persistence feature was added in the 
>>> 015 version, I will try to extract the required patches from the 
>>> differences between both versions. Any help on this front would be 
>>> appreciated.

Ok.  I'll take a look at the livecd-tools here-


and at the fedora 14->15 diff, and see if I can't put something together
for you.

>> Also, if I could convince you to squeeze in another ~100kb package into 
>> the LiveCD, it would allow an experimental 'rebootless installation' in 
>> addition to the traditional and stable rebootful kind provided by anaconda.
> The current CentOS LiveCD doesn't support installation from the live 
> media. This feature requires a newer version of the anaconda package 
> than the one provided by the CentOS 5 official tree (liveinst binary). 
> Since CentOS is supporting its packages for 7 years, introducing a new 
> version of a critial package such as anaconda and providing support for 
> it would be unrealistic.
> However, I tested and documented the installation from a live media: 
> https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/wiki/InstallToHardDrive
> Maybe this feature could be added to the 'unsupported' branch of the 
> CentOS LiveCD project.

Makes sense.  Are there any plans to provide a download/torrent of such
a spin so users don't have to build it themselves?