Start by creating the Live CD root. Necessary steps are described at Linux Live.
Next install the
anaconda package into the new root:
# poldek -r /path/to/root -U anaconda
You will need to load all the necessary file system modules, so put the following into
dm-mod ext2 ext3 jfs reiser4 reiserfs xfs
Also make sure the
kbd package is installed and configured to start consoles in UTF-8 locale.
Then proceed with the rest of the steps and create an ISO image.
To get an idea of how installation works, see the following graph:
As the installer will depend on repodata, you'll need to create repodata in your PLD Linux Distribution mirror.
cd dists/ac/PLD/i686 umask 2 createrepo -g comps.xml -c /tmp/cache1 -v PLD/RPMS/
th/ac ftp admin could generate repodata with:
$ gen-indexes ready
the comps.xml that is used for generation is at:
$ l ~/ftp/.stat/repodata/comps.xml -rw-r--r-- 1 pldth pldth 114K 2008-01-06 19:09 /home/pld/admins/th/ftp/.stat/repodata/comps.xml
NOTE Currently PLD Linux AC and TH already have repodata on ftp.
After you've successfully booted from livecd and logged into root shell, invoke anaconda:
anaconda -T -m http://ftp.pld-linux.org/dists/th/
Please note that http installation is preferred to ftp due to the way yum (current backend) works. It fetches package headers using partial download and ftp does not offer that feature.
This will anaconda install from the selected url.
In order to test your changes without building a whole new CD, you can test Anaconda on your local system. To do so, go to the folder where your local build is and type:
sudo ./anaconda --test -T -m http://ftp.pld-linux.org/dists/th/
You can also test the graphic mode using:
sudo ./anaconda --test -G -m http://ftp.pld-linux.org/dists/th/
To install into a chroot, pass the
-r command line switch:
anaconda -G -m http://ftp.pld-linux.org/dists/th/ -r /path/to/chroot
This will skip the partitioning steps and proceed with software selection and package installation.