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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: Call for testers: gNewSense / MIPS almost complete

From: Robert Millan
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: Call for testers: gNewSense / MIPS almost complete
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 12:47:54 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 06:36:11PM -0500, Daniel Clark wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 05:42:27PM -0500, Daniel Clark wrote:
> >> Also if someone needs a DVD burned/mailed to them because they are
> >> behind a really slow connection we can arrange that (you would of course
> >> need to transfer to a USB stick you own).
> > 
> > I haven't looked into producing iso images out of my apt archive, but it
> > shouldn't be hard to do by playing a bit with debian-cd scripts.
> > 
> > Note that an USB stick can be converted into an install system by simply
> > copiing an ISO image that contains a package archive to its root directory.
> > 
> > BUT the netboot initrd won't use it.  A separate build of D-I will be 
> > needed.
> > I can make one of those without too much effort though.  Maybe I can have a
> > look tomorrow.
> I was thinking more they would have both the files they need to boot
> from, and could just serve the other files via their local network from
> the DVD. Just as a short-term hackish thing. Of course your way sounds
> much better longer term :)

I don't think this would be necessary.  The debian-cd scripts are easy to use, I
just didn't find the time to do it.

Robert Millan

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