[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 Live ISO?

Mon Nov 11 14:57:51 UTC 2019
Ben Morrice <ben.morrice at cern.ch>

Hello all,

I don't have too much progress here. I have built a livecd with livemedia-creator and as Fabian mentions, patched some parts of anaconda to avoid a bug.
There are more bugs though - the most critical being that anaconda is defining the kernel/initrd to boot as '/boot/boot/{vmlinuz,initrd}'

I have opened this PR - though it's not very useful in it's current state: https://git.centos.org/centos/livemedia/pull-request/1


Ben 'figless' Morrice

From: CentOS-devel [centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] on behalf of Fabian Arrotin [arrfab at centos.org]
Sent: 09 November 2019 13:29
To: centos-devel at centos.org
Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 Live ISO?

On 09/11/2019 00:07, Fredrik Mikker wrote:
> Good evening,
> I'm looking for at CentOS 8 Live ISO, but I fail to find one. Is there
> anyone that can point me in the right direction?

They were not created due to lack of free time.
I tried quickly with livecd-tools but it failed to even build an image
and I had no more time to investigate.
I then tried with lorax/livemedia-creator and was able to get one image
that was working in live environment, but was trac'ing back during
"liveinst" stage, so it wasn't even able to get installed. so same thing
: had no time to investigate further.

So in summary : nobody came with a "hey, here is what needs to be
fixed/patched and here is a PR", so we initially thought that in fact
nobody was interested into Live ISOs anymore.

PS : last week, someone from CERN, Ben, said that he was working on this
and he said he found what would be needed to "hot-patch" anaconda for
it. He said he'd come with a PR for this, after a small discussion on
irc in #centos-devel ... nothing (yet) received but maybe later, I'll
let him comment on this

Fabian Arrotin
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