Modified Ubuntu server (10.04) image with iso-scan/filename (casper)?

Goh Lip g.lip at
Fri Aug 5 15:23:45 UTC 2011

On 08/05/2011 11:07 PM, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM, Oliver Schneider<Borbarad at>  wrote:
>> as I see it, the initrd on the installation ISO of the server version
>> (10.04.3 x64) does not include casper and the feature that allows to
>> find the media with the ISO file from which I want to boot. The media is
>> a flash drive with grub2, in case that matters.
>> Does anyone know a simple method to embed just the feature that scans
>> for the media into the initrd? I found some bits and pieces after
>> installing casper onto a previously installed Ubuntu.
>> I unpacked it and found a script named /init ... can I go ahead and
>> modify that, or is there a less invasive way to change the behavior of
>> the initialization code?
> I don't really understand what you mean by "find the media with the
> ISO file from which I want to boot" but, if enabling hardware
> autoconfiguration by editing "/init" works for you, why not?
> A canonical, standard way might be to create a Server Live CD.

I think Oliver is talking about booting up the iso file directly from 
grub2 by using loopback.

I am not familiar with server version but I know that the alternate 
install cd does not come with casper either, so booting alternate cd iso 
will not work (unlike desktop install).

Oliver, if that is what you are referring to, and if you find a way to 
boot up without casper, let us know too.

Regards - Goh Lip

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