DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-11
Re: Making a bootable multi-OS DVD with bootmanager
Unfortunately, things don't work as I hoped.
> Is there a way to let the DragonFly install CD perform a
> chroot() very early in the game, possibly even before the
> kernel spawns the init process? That would be extremely
> helpful, because I could put all of the DragonFly related
> files into a subdirectory on the DVD and let it chroot()
> into that directory, without colliding with anything else
> on the DVD.
That doesn't work out of the box, unfortunately.
However, another idea that came to me is this: Don't put
the whole installation stuff in the iso9660 filesystem at
all, but instead put a (large) rootmfs on the CD which
contains the actual installation filesystem. Would that
work? I guess the problem might be that this rootfs would
be very large (about 250 Mbyte), which could be a problem
for small memory machines, given the fact that there's no
swap either when booting from the installation CD.
It seems I will simply put the DragonFly ISO as-is on the
DVD, so people can burn it if they want.
Oliver Fromme, Konrad-Celtis-Str. 72, 81369 Munich, Germany
``All that we see or seem is just a dream within a dream.''
(E. A. Poe)