Custom ubuntu d-i image creation help?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Mar 31 06:08:02 CST 2005

On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 01:47:23AM -0800, Scott Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 04:41:16PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 04:29:26PM -0800, Scott Robinson wrote:
> > > Thanks, I'm building them now. I modified the debian/config/i386/686-smp
> > > package to include the drivers I need.
> > > 
> > > Should I be able to simply follow the custom-kernel.txt process from
> > > step 3?
> > 
> > I'm not sure which step that is, but the build process will produce all of
> > the debs and udebs that you need, and you should only need to put the
> > various files in the right places on the CD.
> Well, I've found out the monolithic target has been removed from Ubuntu 
> but the netboot target remains.

You just need to uncomment it in the relevant file in build/config/.
monolithic is mainly for developer testing, so it's disabled in the
default builds.

> 1) I modify the package lists of the netboot installer to include the 
> scsi modules, and then boot/burn the mini.iso that is produced.

While I think that would work (it brings up interesting issues of
hardware detection ordering), it would be more usual (and easier) to
point the netboot installer at a local archive that contains your
modified scsi-modules udebs.

> 2) I use the isolinux initrd and somehow modify the current preview
> install CD. My thinking is that I might be able to replace the current
> isolinux with it?

That would work (/install/initrd.gz).


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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