An Entirely Different Approach on LiveCD Installer.

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 08:20:35 GMT 2007


Since Squashfs 3.1 had been released, it now supports specifying "the
filename or the directory within the Squashfs filesystem that is to be
extracted, rather than always extracting the entire filesystem."[1]
This allows the LiveCD to function in different ways rather than
loading the entire desktop onto the memory. For example, make the
LiveCD to load only the necessary files to run the Desktop, but only
of limited applications. This may help breaking the minimum memory
requirements of the LiveCD which is really big. Another approach is to
create a RHGB/Firstboot like application that would only be used for
installing the LiveCD onto the system, that works like the alternative
install CD, but on X.

Would this be a great idea to be included in SoC 2007?

Any Comments?


[1] - squashfs-3.1r2 CHANGES and README



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