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Re: New section for firmware.

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 03:55:40PM +0900, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 3:15 PM, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> > Having two sets of images doesn't make sense to me; the CD team have already
> > posted publically this cycle about the infrastructure challenges involved
> > with publishing those images that they already have to accomodate, doubling
> > the image count doesn't sound feasible, IMHO.

> In addition, it should be fairly easy to add firmware D-I images;

> hd-media: mount & cp
> ISOs: xorriso (command-line) or isomaster (GUI), or just mount and genisoimage.

I wonder, is it somehow possible to generate "multi-session" ISO images that
would let users add in the non-free firmware by mere concatenation?  I know
you can do multisession DVD+RWs with growisofs, but I have no clue if there
are compatibility issues when doing this with raw CDs.

> netboot: cp

At least on archs where the initramfs is fed directly to the tftp server, my
understanding is that it should be possible to concatenate multiple cpio
archives to provide a single initramfs.  (At least, that was supposed to be
one of the selling points of initramfs!)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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