On Mon October 20 2008, Jeremy Katz wrote:
The md5sum embedding is done by putting the information into the
application specific area of the ISO. The problem is that this is a
(very) limited space and we're already using almost all of it to store
Also, I think (hope? :) that people are using the live images as much
more off of USB sticks and so I'd rather not make any choices like this
which aren't generally usable no matter what type of medium you're
running the live image from.
Currently I am more often booting a new iso image in qemu-kvm, than one from a
USB stick. There it would be nice to simply run some "implant-locale" script
to the iso, without the need to copy all contents onto a virtual USB device.
And the information from the iso could also be used by a livecd-iso-to-disk
script that can set the keyboard layout and locale somehow.