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To:ArchLinux Release Engineering From:Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi Subject:[arch-releng] [DRAFT] End-User visible changes for ISOs since 2011.08.19 Date:Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:13:55 -0300
 

** This is a list of end-user visible features/fixes since 2011.08.19
from "archiso side".

Features:
* COW persistent: COW files can be stored in any place (see cow_*= boot
params)
* New boot parm img_label= for ISO loopback boot method
* /bootmnt is now at /run/archiso/bootmnt
* Network boot (PXE) via HTTP and NFS with DNS support from initramfs
* Syslinux menu for selecting boot method (HTTP/NFS/NBD) when PXE is used
* Setting up a PXE from live-enviroment is now trivially since syslinux
*.cfg
reorder/unification.
* KMS modules added to initramfs
* checksum= option is performed only for SquashFS images
* EFI boot support on CD-ROM via "El Torito" (very basic and trivial but
functional)
Instructions provided to make an "USB-key" EFI-ready from ISO, is
documented on README.
* README update with much more documentation.

Fixes:
* ISO loopback boot method (no more earlymodules=loop workaround needed)
* Serial console not enabled in dual-isos at syslinux.
* Updated needed parts to match current packages changes.


** From dev-user (who want to build ISOs yourself), there are lots of
interesting changes and fixes
see the git log for details since commit
61114497b219efa865ae2ecda414e23a689a66bd :)

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Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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