Hybrid live images considered harmful?

Martin Dengler martin at martindengler.com
Mon Nov 2 12:07:15 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 09:58:26PM +1100, James Cameron wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 09:50:59AM +0000, Martin Dengler wrote:
> > One thing I can think of is that OFW won't be able to boot iso9660
> > filesystems.
> Why do you think that?

Cause I'm ignorant and lazy.

> OFW has iso9660 support.

That's excellent!

> Isn't it just a matter of placing the correct
> /boot/olpc.fth file in the filesystem?

Indeed.  Very cool.

> If you mean OFW won't boot unedited conventional iso9660 CD images,
> that's probably true ... but it won't boot unedited conventional USB or
> IDE or SATA or SD either.

You mean it won't boot those because of their lack of /boot/olpc.fth?
Sure, I'd expect that.

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