Jigdo (was Re: Installing from the 3 DVD fedora 8 "Everything" re-spin
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Dec 28 14:23:12 UTC 2007
On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, Beartooth wrote:
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> Meanwhile, the .iso.tmp file has already been renamed to plain
> .iso. (It still shows a padlock, and I haven't tried to open it; but
> Properties shows it belongs to root. So I should be able to chown it
> and look in it.)
what i noticed that seemed a bit odd was that, predictably, as the
build was progressing, the size of the .iso.tmp file was a fixed
3901210562 bytes (3.8G or so), as the "holes" in the image were being
filled. but if i look at the *final* ISO image, its size is only
3901112320. marginally smaller. is there something stripped from the
temp image to get the final ISO? it seems to work, i just don't know
what was removed in going from .iso.tmp to .iso.
> I trust you experts therefore predict that, if I burn it aright,
> it will boot.
i have, in fact, installed the respin on one of my laptops, so
that's a data point.
> So what will it install?? Alas! How do I tell?? I don't
> have a machine running anything but F8 updated -- the hard way -- any
> more ....
this is a bit annoying -- if you boot from that respin, there
appears to be no indication that this is not the original F8 release.
would it be that difficult to perhaps change the boot screen to say
something like that, just as a brief verification?
> Wait a minute; wait a minute! Jigdo now says (after a blank line
> below the passage about interrupting) :
> OK: Checksums match, image is good!
that means it worked.
> Images offered by `':
> 1: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-i386-CD1.iso
> 2: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-i386-CD2.iso
> 3: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-i386-CD3.iso
> 4: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-i386-CD4.iso
> 5: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-i386-CD5.iso
> 6: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-i386-DVD.iso
> 7: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-CD1.iso
> 8: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-CD2.iso
> 9: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-CD3.iso
> 10: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-CD4.iso
> 11: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-CD5.iso
> 12: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-CD6.iso
> 13: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-x86_64-DVD.iso
> 14: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-CD1.iso
> 15: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-CD2.iso
> 16: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-CD3.iso
> 17: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-CD4.iso
> 18: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-CD5.iso
> 19: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-CD6.iso
> 20: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-ppc-DVD.iso
> 21: Fedora-Unity-20071218-8-source-DVD.iso
> Number of image to download:
> Do I really have to get and use *three* *DVDs* just to install F8
> now, instead of the one I used before?? Someone here seems to think so.
no, i just did the one (image 13). all jigdo-lite is asking you is
if you want to do yet *another* image. i think. once i got that
"Checksums match, image is good" message, i just killed jigdo-lite.
Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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