[Sugar-devel] Progress with SoaS boot-helper
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu May 28 05:28:22 EDT 2009
On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 16:49, Luke Faraone <luke at faraone.cc> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This is turning into a larger project than I'd originally imagined.
> Since the current process of using LVM loop-mounted partitions prevents us
> from mounting the SoaS filesystem outside of SoaS itself, we had to come up
> with a new method of installing SoaS that *can* be read by a running OS.
> I've done some work on modifying Canonical's Live USB creator to support
> this, but it will take some time.
Hi Luke, can you point us to a link where we can learn more about what
you are trying to accomplish?
> We've decided to set up the partitions on devices as descried on the wiki
> (permalink). This has the additional benefit of additional stability
> (loop-mounted filesystems are inherently more fragile), as well as
> (hopefully) increased compatability with older and odder BIOSes that only
> support USB-ZIP booting, rather than the more modern USB-HDD.
> There should be a decently stable version of the USB creator with these
> changes around by mid to late June, however it might need to be pushed back
> until the next SoaS release.
> There is little to no risk with implementing it late in the SoaS release
> schedule, if it was to be ready before then, since it is currently a
> non-essential component; there exist many other ways to create a SoaS stick,
> and the creator would be able to work with existing SoaS images without a
> Luke Faraone
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