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ITP: grub-loopback-iso -- Boot a compatible loopback ISO from GRUB 2

retitle 693774 ITP: grub-loopback-iso -- Boot a compatible loopback
 ISO from GRUB 2

(Please excuse the perfect storm of bugs + multiple lists.)

As it turns out, grml invented a generic way of allowing it to be booted
as an ISO from GRUB 2, with a file in the ISO called
/boot/grub/loopback.cfg.  Other distros/utilities, including Super Grub2
Disk and Ubuntu have adopted this, and Finnix will as well, as of the
forthcoming 108 release.

In that light, I have rewritten grub-finnix as grub-loopback-iso, which
is an update-grub2 hook which scans a directory of ISOs an looks for
/boot/grub/loopback.cfg within them, and will build grub.cfg stanzas
which chain that file.  The method is similar to how Super Grub2 Disk
works, and will support any distro ISO which ships a
/boot/grub/loopback.cfg file.

Package: grub-loopback-iso
Architecture: i386 amd64
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, grub-pc (>= 1.99-1)
Description: Boot a compatible loopback ISO from GRUB 2
 grub-loopback-iso is a GRUB 2 configuration hook to boot compatible
 ISOs stored on the host filesystem. The stanzas built utilize GRUB
 2's loopback mount support to chain a /boot/grub/loopback.cfg file on
 an ISO.

The source archive URL has therefore (once again) been renamed to:

(loopback.cfg would also be a nice feature for d-i ISOs to ship, as well
as any other derivatives (or any distro at all) which supports the
findiso= or iso-scan/filename= feature.)


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