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Re: [PATCH] support Xen installation from Blu-Ray

On Wed, 2012-04-25 at 20:15 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:21:09AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> >I can't think of any reason not to do this, I assume there is tons of
> >room.
> >
> >I confess I haven't tested the patch since my mirror is woefully out of
> >date, I'm not even 100% sure this is the right place to put it, but it
> >seems correct by inspection of the CD/DVD cases.
> No problem, applied now.

Cool, thanks!

> Should we also do the same for the normal DVDs? At the moment it's
> just set for the multi-arch DVD.

That would be great, if there is space and/or it won't knock something
important off DVD1. IIRC the original concern which lead to Xen only
being on multi-arch images was about blowing up the netinst CD where the
fractional increase was a more significant %age, I think the same
concern doesn't really extend to the DVD images though?

On i386 I think we now include the pae kernel packages on the DVD1 by
default anyway (for native usage) so the increase would be only +~20M
for the PAE installer kernel and initrd to support Xen

On amd64 there is no real size increase, since Xen uses the regular
kernel and the cdrom/xen installer is actually just a symlink (for
consistency with 32 bit). It's ~12K, which, I suspect, is mostly
rounding slop in the ISO format.

Ian Campbell

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with
the current."
		-- Thomas Jefferson

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