On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 05:11:51PM +0400, Vladimir Stavrinov wrote:
> Typical problem I am solving with custom kernel for years is
> installation system onto hardware not supported by Debian. In
> most cases this is disk (raid) controllers supported by drivers
> in binary form only (no open source) available for limited list
> of distributions like suse or redaht. Few years ago I have
> written the script, generating bootable iso image with custom
> kernel (e.g. taken from radhat) and as minimum running base
> system from debian, boot loader and some extra packages. With
> this image I install base system manually using debootstrap. All
> is OK, but whole system running from big ram disk, at least 128
> MB in size. That is why I think how to adapt debian live for
> this task. Here is way I think about, but not testing yet:
> 1. Make package with custom kernel, e.g. kernel-2.6.22-custom.deb
> 2. Put kernel package to config/chroot_local-packages
> 3. Set configuration parameters:
Why do you need a plain (rather than squashfs) filesystem?
Is it because your custom kernel does not support squashfs?
> 4. Build debian live as usual.
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