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

Tue Oct 27 20:26:35 UTC 2009
Douglas McClendon <dmc.centos at filteredperception.org>

Douglas McClendon wrote:
> 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-
> https://projects.centos.org/trac/livecd/wiki/GetToolset
> and at the fedora 14->15 diff, and see if I can't put something together
> for you.

The bleeding edge first pass bits are here-


I've successfully tested something that either is equivalent to that 
build, or very very close.  But I'll put out a really tested srpm in a 
couple more days, which hopefully will also have the useful 
separate-filesystem persistenthome feature, as well as the global 
persistence incorporated here.

Then if I get really ambitious I may also aim for a version of 
liveusb-creator that supports setting up persistence and/or 
zyx-liveinstaller even on the existing 5.4 iso.  (and a couple other 

Note that in the srpm above I really didn't have to much other than 
cherrypicking git patches from livecd-tools and mkinitrd.  For the 
latter I just tweaked the spec patch lines to apply the mkinitrd patches 
  which are all against the file mkliveinitrd to mayflower. 
mkliveinitrd is just mayflower in another place, it wasn't until the 
dracut switchover that things really got rewritten.