On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 10:41 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
Not sure what you mean by 'a modification'. The support *is
in the stock initrd in RHEL 5*.
Support is there, yes. But for diskless to work, or should I say, as
system-config-netboot modifies, it adds modules, a flexible disklessrc
init and related support files.
Again, it was my mistake to refer to this as an "initrd" modification.
I guess what I'm talking about is a replacement "mayflower" that does
many other things.
Correct. It was a side effect of porting the installer to udev.
Which leaves me with older developments, Rahul's modification of an
older LiveCD/mayflower, etc...
What specific features do you need?
As my original post, a single toolset build around Anaconda
install-to-disk, like LiveCD/mayflower, but for RHEL 5 today (will adapt
to newer Fedora developments for a future RHEL 6 when I have more
- Can generate a Diskless initrd (disklessrc init, various network)
- Can generate a ISO initrd (like mayflower's init, various fs/etc...)
- Can generate a Disk initrd (more than just squashfs? new init)
- Can generate a "Super" initrd (take various boot init= options)
Additionally, I was going to add the following options in the new "Disk"
initrd init (think flash/embedded):
- Option to compare image checksums to TFTP server, update if different
- Option to boot diskless if local boot fails (trap failures/set flag)
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