Bryan J Smith (bjs(a)redhat.com) said:
On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 10:41 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Not sure what you mean by 'a modification'. The support *is there
> 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.
... because the original developer made the mistake of not working with
the current mkinitrd first.
> 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)
Why not work with backporting existing initrd features, then? The
mayflower stuff was merged in in current Fedora.