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Re: Creating alternate ISOs, 64bit ISOs, etc. (status update 27 Feb 2am)


2011/2/27 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On 02/22/2011 11:55 PM, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
>> Incidentally, I hope to build my first "more or less Lubuntu" ISO
>> from these two scripts, "hands off" except for entering a sudo
>> password, before I go to bed tonight ...
> That worked.  After that, I set up a and downloaded a local Ubuntu
> repository for natty (all 59GB of it), and arranged nightly automated
> updates to it, and then pointed debootstrap and apt at it during the ISO
> creation process, to reduce my ISO creation times -- I'm now down to 12
> minutes, by cheating the number of language-pack-gnome-* I use... so
> maybe 15mins if I undo that English-centric shortcut!
> Today (tonight?) I got the md5sum issue fixed (no need to edit the
> m5dsum.txt file by hand at all now for boot.cat, and no hex checksum
> strings in the script to stuff into md5sums.txt, either!).
> The resulting i386 ISO "works for me" in qemu as a livecd using
>  qemu -cdrom lubuntu-i386-20110227.iso
> The checksum test now passes, and and "Try it without installing" lets
> me do basic stuff ... minimal testing only, so far :)
> Next likely steps are:
>  (a) Look at why virtualbox is so unhappy with these ISO images
>  (b) Document the script, and give it back to Julien for comment
>  (c) Work on 64bit ISOs (will probably need work on livecd-rootfs
>     image creation, current approach has i386-isms in it I think)
>  (d) Work on alternate installer ISOs
>  (e) Work on automatic daily/weekly ISO creation and publication
>  (f) Relax, maybe? :)
> Jonathan
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I had no issue loading the install cd in virtualbox 4.0
however, the install cd might use elements from the VM guest additions
for virtualbox and vmware

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Keimpe de Jong

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