archiso-live 20080703 (first release)

I have made some major chanages to the archiso scripts that are used to build the offical archlinux installer iso. I’m doing this for 2 reasons:
1) to be able to use the offical archlinux kernel
2) To be able to use initramfs instead of initrd

Changes from archiso scripts:

* Support aufs and unionfs

* Modular script addmods in /etc/rc.d and added to /etc/rc.conf (This script makes it possible for us to have other modules load at boot.)

* Bind /tmpfs to /mnt/live/memory/changes

* Mount modules in /mnt/live/memory/modules/name.sqfs

* addmods uses liblinuxlive to mount modules and put them in union. Since it uses liblinuxlive we can use load and noload commands now. Just like in slax. EDIT: Optional folder is not blocked from loading modules for some reason. I delete the optional folder cause of this.

* If you use bootusb and from boot options are used on start, there will be a folder called /device.
This /device folder is the usb or hard drive you used ‘bootusb’ and ‘from’ boot option from.

* /tmp is mount has tmpfs so we still use the new arch2sqfs. Its based on the old arch2lzm script i used for arch-live.

* Added a custom boot option. This is just so the default-config.sqfs from arch 2008.06 can stay in iso with out being changed. This also mean we can have the arch 2008.06 and the new arch-live run on the same iso. big_smile

* All my old configs from arch-live are in custom-config folder now. This means we can have are settings from arch-live stay with us.

* There is 3 new grub boot option.
Archlive Desktop
Archlive Desktop with unionfs
Archlive Desktop with failsafe vesa

Missing:
* Umount /device cleany so it can be mount has read and write
* changes boot option
* hard drives mounting on startup (maybe a boot option for safed reasons)
* Usb keys not know after boot

packages:
most of the package from arch-live are in this release.
packages removed:
enlightment 16 version
gnome desktop
miro
windowmaker desktop (i think)
kompozer
gonvert
deluge
wine
xsane
shaman
ati drivers and nvidia drivers

You can get the iso here.

PS It will be done uploading in about 30min.

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~ by godane on July 4, 2008.

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