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To:Arch Linux Release Engineering From:Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi Subject:Re: [arch-releng] Linux-3.3 now hits [core], enable or not EFI on ISOs? Date:Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:58:32 -0300
 

On 04/10/2012 03:34 PM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi wrote:
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>> De: Dieter Plaetinck<dieter@plaetinck.be>
>> Para: Arch Linux Release Engineering<arch-releng@archlinux.org>
>> CC:
>> Enviado: martes, 10 de abril de 2012 13:27
>> Asunto: Re: [arch-releng] Linux-3.3 now hits [core], enable or not EFI on ISOs?
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>> On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:16:17 -0300
>> Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi<vmlinuz386@yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
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>>> Hello
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>>> I want to get a "yes" or "no" about pushing my EFI
>> patch [#1] in archiso
>>> that enables EFI CD-ROM booting via "El Torito" method. At least
>> from
>>> Thomas or Dieter, since I did not get feedback from other people than
>>> Keshav P R (Thanks you).
>>>
>>> Just for remember this patch just increses the size of all x86_64 isos
>>> in 20MiB.
>>>
>>> [#1]
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>> https://github.com/djgera/archiso/commit/e3531ebd91b458c02dbfc5a2225a8c5397ce17e9
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>> Does it also increase size of the dual image?
>> the dual image is currently 732MB, the others are<410MB
> Yes as said before all thing where is x86_64 supported. So core-dual.iso and netinstall-dual.iso will be 20MiB increased.
> Optionally we can include this feature only on core-x86_64 and netinstall-x86_64, cutting EFI support from both dual.iso.
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> Anyway long time ago, we talk about iso sizes, and conclusion was: do not care anymore about CD-ROM, at least for dual ISOs.
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>> It seems like a useful feature, but I don't really know what I'm talking
>> about. I know very little about archiso and EFI.
>> I mostly care about AIF and being able to install systems (including using EFI),
>> and it seems that to be able to do an EFI installation
>> (which needs efibootmgr), the system needs to be booted with EFI (otherwise the
>> efi vars won't be set), that's all I know about this.
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> efibootmgr will be included if this is added.
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>> Dieter
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OK, I will merge this in few hours.

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Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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