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Re: Sorting boot images into the beginning of the CD.

On Wed, 2002-06-26 at 13:03, Philip Hands wrote:
> Hmm, I should obviously have checked this more thoroughly, since the
> splitting of the boot directory was one of my tweaks, and was supposed
> to fix this (and I'm pretty sure it did at the time, so has mkisofs
> changed to do a global sort, or was I just imagining that it fixed this
> for a while?)

Hmm mark 2

As far as I can see, now that I'm checking the sorted vs. unsorted
images, the boot images are at the start of the ISO image anyway, so no
patching is required.

I'm assuming that the jigdo generation process mentions things it finds
in the order they appear on the disk, so when it consistently starts
(before any patching) with something like:

Match of `dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.22-2002-04-03/images-1.44/bf2.4/root.bin' at offset 3559424
Match of `dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.22-2002-04-03/images-1.44/compact/root.bin' at offset 5036032
Match of `dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.22-2002-04-03/images-1.44/idepci/root.bin' at offset 6531072
Match of `dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.22-2002-04-03/images-1.44/root.bin' at offset 8019968
Match of `dists/woody/Contents-i386.gz' at offset 9498624
Match of `dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.22-2002-04-03/drivers.tgz' at offset 14710784

I'm guessing that means that mkisofs was doing the right thing all along.

I think we've misinterpreted Eduard's original query, which on
re-reading seems to be implying that there's a problem with Knopix, or
there was, or something like that.

Has anyone got any evidence this is the case on Debian? (I doubt it, so
I've just been wasting my time <sigh>)

If not, the answer to Eduard's question is:

  Just stick the stuff you want at the front in a separate directory (as
  debian-cd has been doing with its boot$N directories for years), and
  mention that in addition to the main tree, and it will put the boot
  stuff first.

Cheers, Phil.
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