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Fwd: USB d-i work for Webconverger

For step "Ensure that you do not create a squashfs 3.1 image", if you
have http://git.debian.org/?p=debian-live/config-webc.git;a=blob;f=webconverger/config/chroot_sources/kernel-backports.binary;
the squashfs 4 problem with squashfs-tools and kernel is solved.

Enjoy guys,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Chris Lamb <chris@chris-lamb.co.uk>
Date: 2009/8/8
Subject: Re: USB d-i work for Webconverger
To: Kai Hendry <hendry@webconverger.com>

Kai Hendry wrote:

> I would like to build the final image, so I just want live-helper to
> incorporate your specific "USB installer" d-i from.

Sure. Here are instructions on how to completely replicate my work:

 * Checkout d-i
 * Apply patches from my last mail to the usb-hdd bug
 * Edit ./packages/cdrom-detect/debian/control and drop the binary
  dependency on di-utils from 1.72 to 1.71.
 * apt-get build-dep debian-installer
 * Build the following packages from ./packages/ and copy all the
  created .udebs into ./installer/build/localudebs
   - live-installer
   - cdrom-detect
   - debian-installer-utils
   - apt-setup
 * Run:
   - echo live-installer >> ./installer/build/pkg-lists/local
   - echo apt-cdrom-setup >> ./installer/build/pkg-lists/local
   - echo apt-mirror-setup >> ./installer/build/pkg-lists/local
   - echo apt-setup-udeb >> ./installer/build/pkg-lists/local
 * From the ./installer/build/ directory, run:
   - sudo make reallyclean
   - sudo make build_cdrom_isolinux
 * Copy the generated kernels:
   - cp -r dest/cdrom/* /path/to/config/binary_local-includes/install/
 * Check the following options in config/binary:
   - LH_BOOTAPPEND_INSTALL contains "cdrom-detect/try-usb=true" before the
   - LH_DEBIAN_INSTALLER_DISTRIBUTION="sid" (to match the kernel module
 * Ensure that you do not create a squashfs 3.1 image - this means:
  - Using/pinning squashfs-tools >= 4.0 from squeeze or sid
  - Use a kernel that has squashfs 4.0 in it. For example, 2.6.30 from sid.

(Note that you must build everything natively; that is to say, if you want an
i386 kernel image and initrd, you must do all of the above on i386.)

Here is a pre-built binary_local-includes/ so you can skip all the steps up
to "Check the following options":


I've tested on my laptop here and works very well. I forgot how fast
live-installer was relative to installing everything via debmirror and
APT. :)


Chris Lamb, UK                                     chris@chris-lamb.co.uk
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