On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 7:17 AM, Lukas Zapletal <lzap(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I would like to have livenet / nbd plugins to be present on the initram
disk of Fedora Workstation Live DVD, but I struggle to find a place
where to send a patch. Can you help me where should I file this? Must be
some dracut script that builds those, or is this the official kernel
that ships with Fedora system?
All Fedora Editions use the official kernel and the nbd driver is
already built. You likely want to contact the Workstation WG on the
desktop to see about getting the dracut modules included, though you
might simply request it to be included in all of them. I don't see
why you wouldn't want similar functionality for Server.
These modules are small, but it will offer possibility to boot
Live via PXE from network (HTTP, FTP or NBD). It has few dependencies
(nbd-client, curl) but those are tiny and I assume curl is already in
the minimal installation anyway.
Use case: A neighbour shows up with a broken Windows laptop without a
CD/DVD drive apparently and I have no USB stick with up-to-date Fedora
Live image handy. With my proposal implemented, I can offer connecting
to my network, booting up Fedora and to try things out. In dozens of
minutes, new happy Fedora user walks out of my doors :-)
I would like to carry on with a change to livecd-tools providing helper
script livecd-to-pxe-livenet and livecd-to-pxe-nbd to help with creating
I think rel-eng is changing the tooling it uses to create the live
images. You might want to review this:
If this turns to be a bad idea, then I will design the helper scripts
generate the kernel/image from a running system, but then users need to
run compatible distro to successfully generate it.
I'm not sure what you mean by "generate the kernel" here.