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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: LiveDVD installer for copy content of squashfs-image Reply with quote

hi there
I have created a PenDrive/LiveDVD gentoo installation. it looks pretty cool and has many apps so my friend asked me how to install. cause hes not yet a linux geak I want to add a installer like ubuntus ubiquity or anaconda installer to config the system and install the content from the squashfs-file.

I did read about the gentoo anaconda port which is maybee outdated and especially installs a stage 3 archive and not the content of my squash-image.
whats the way you would go for it? i didnt find anything in portage or in overlay which could do the job

thx in advance :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I don't think that there is any "ready to go" installer that you could just use.
But it's normally just a few steps anyway.... Cfdisk, mkfs, copy, write bootloader
Be aware that there are different ways to boot such a thing locally....
If you don't have portage on the livecd, there are not much reasons to really extract the whole squashfs (you'll need just the /boot folder) and you can configure the local grub to boot it like it was on the external media. You could also go a step further and use grub2 to boot an iso file directly! http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-manual-en_Easy_install_SystemRescueCd_on_harddisk#Boot_the_ISO_image_from_the_disk_using_Grub2
Sure you can extract the whole thing and just use it, but i find the one-file-upgrades-everything idea cool.
Anyway, it should be quite easy to script the whole process... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx for your hints!
i dont know yet but maybee i try with a modified sabayon installer.

merged the sources with git and give it a try...
the gentoo version of the anaconda port couldnt be installed cause

[/bug]dev-python/python-ethtool archive is vanished from the mirrors...only from 0.4 available
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