Re: Getting .list files for potato (was FW: Burning Potato CD)
On Wed, 10 May 2000, George A. Dowding wrote:
> Has anyone been able to generate the .list files themselves using the
> method recomended on this page:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/potato_pre.html ?
> Here is what the page says.
> If are no .list files, you can make them yourself easily
> (Windows: also see below)[sic]
> 1) Start rsync-download of the image (without pseudo-image).
> 2) Watch the downloaded file, let it grow to about 2 MB.
> 3) Copy the first 2 MB of the downloaded image to a temporary file.
> 4) Stop the rsync command, this will remove the downloaded file,
> but your copy is still there.
> 5) Run pi-makelist on the copied 2 MB, which is all it needs (also
> see the README), and thus make your
> own .list file.
> 6) Now use make-pseudo-image in the usual way.
> When I tried the rsync I did not see any file being generated even
> though I waited a long time and have a fast connection. Does
> rsync hide the file it is building up somewhere else?
If you use --progress in the rsync command, you should see a rapidly
increasing number, which is the #bytes currently received. If you don't see
that, there's something wrong with either your rsync command or the server.
If a there IS a progress indicator, then the image is being built in a
dot-file (e.g. ".binary-i386-1.raw").