Hey I got an ideea:
Problem: I got multiple isos of various linux distros that are bootable and are smaller than a normal
cd. (like up to 3xxMB and cds of 650 or 700 MB) I want to put them on one CD (maybe at a later stage on
DVD) and I want to be able to boot either one of then as I choose at a prior time.
DSL, CRUX, zipslack, bonzai are few of the small distros that would fit _togheter_ on one CD/DVD and one
could boot either of them. More organized, more data on one physical device (I have a pile of cds that
didn't fit at least half of the storage capacity and they use the same physical space as full of data
cds). Useful for mobile persons. This could boost the presentations based on live-cds.
Possible answer, but incomplete:
Step 1: Make a special boot image that allows you to select from the images that are present on the cd.
Step 2: Load the least of modules and options that allows the kernel to mount an iso image un a loopback
Step 3: Fork the loading kernel so that it can load the data from the ISO
1.I figured out how the menu is generated, so one could have open sessions cds working
2.I know one can mount an iso image on loopback device and it works like a charm.
3.I am aware of the fact that the loader kernel must be freed out of the memory once the dynamic boot
started and there is an image of the iso in the ram of the kernel.
I am looking for people interested in this project, that have ideas about it, that could give directions
towards documentation regarding the boot process and aything else that could be usefull, or any other
people that could connect to this project.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested or have some ideea where could I take my ideea to
(mialing list like kernel org has or something alike)