|Eric Lucas on 6 Aug 2015 14:02:24 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] "Arch-based Livecd"/livecd/usb building tool|
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So last night Eric was wondering about an Arch-based LiveCD.
Antergos and Manjaro both offer one, but they're heavily centered around
running their installer.
I've built a set of scripts (hell, a framework, really) that lets you
build a custom Arch-based live environment, and supports a lot of extra
things (uploading the ISO when finished, PXE/iPXE deployment
integration, UEFI, i686/x86_64 on the same ISO, same iso for optical
media or USB, etc. etc.)- the README has more information.
And yes, it runs on intel Mac hardware (as long as it's 64-bit EFI,
rather than that weird 32-bit EFI thing they were doing for a while- I
haven't tested that yet).
It allows for a heavy amount of modification, too- you can specify a
custom set of packages, a custom file overlay right at build time too (I
tried to get it to follow the "Arch Way"- leave the power of
customization to your users).
The documentation is a tiny bit behind (for instance, some new/changed
file paths, and i need to mention that the custom package list and the
prerequisites-for-runtime package list are separate now instead of
combined), but you can grab it at https://bdisk.square-r00t.net/git/BDIsk
(Make sure you read
I'm currently working on cross-distro host platform support- I believe
it currently only builds on Arch-based, Debian-based, and CentOS-based
hosts. (That is, it builds an Arch-based ISO on any of those three
distros/their direct derivatives).
Bugtracker's at https://bdisk.square-r00t.net/bugs - if you find any
quirks, or it doesn't build on your box, *please* file a bug. Thanks!
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