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Re: Integrate Knoppix in Debian (was: Re: Debian Enterprise?)

On Thursday 27 November 2003 05:26, Niall Young wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 10:34:45AM +0100, Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> > > At the very least, we can document the process of making these CDs and
> > > we can work with whoever plans on packaging these.
> >
> > Is there a process for making these CDs from nothing more than debs
> > downloaded from debian.org?

it would be nice if the knoppix-specific debs from the knoppix site (hardware 
detection  and configuration, without hdd install hacks) could be made policy 
compliant (and perhaps more than i386 arch only) and uploaded to debian.org. 
Then everything could be documented in their /usr/share/doc/, man pages or 
such ;-). Yes I know cloop-src is packaged by Klaus Knopper ? Btw, is that a 
NMU or he is official DD?

> > Obviously it's non-trivial, but it should be possible to have debootstrap
> > (or a similar tool) construct bootable Knoppix-esque CDs without any
> > user-interaction IMO.
> fai-bootcd almost does this (http://holbytla.org/fai/).  At the moment you
> can define an FAI class description to replicate any host, fai-bootcd puts
> this onto a bootable CD for non-interactive installs without network. 
> Performing an FAI install into a chroot and building a live CD out this
> filesystem is next on my list.  I've just requested sponsorship for
> fai-bootcd on debian-mentors... ;-)

This is really a nice functionality to have, so I have the following 
1) Will be fai-bootcd instegrated in upstream FAI ?
2) You have now non-interactive install without network, therefor is it 
planned to perform interactive (various methods like network and more...) 
installs with the standard debian-installer ? Perhaps debix (see at alioth) 
would help here to create the live file system?

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