[haiku-development] Re: r1a3 anyboot image too big for CD

  • From: "Michael Lotz" <mmlr@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 21:31:07 +0200

> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 15:21, Michael Lotz <mmlr@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The fact that El-Torito doesn't
> > use the first few blocks is leveraged to also put an MBR inside 
> > this
> > part. Both things combined this allows images to be burned to a CD 
> > or
> > written to a USB stick or disk directly, essentially removing the 
> > need
> > for a seperate CD and raw image for the different device types.
> Well, I do like being able to mount raw images within Haiku and using
> it as the source partition within Installer.

Yes, but that's just a missing feature. The anyboot image is a valid 
"disk" image containing a partitioning system, so it can be mounted 
just as well. I don't remember if disk images containing a partitioning 
systems are supported yet though. I guess at least auto detection and 
mounting isn't. I think once the image is registred with the disk device 
manager it should be mountable already but others would know the current 
status on that. So I'd rather have this implemented/finished than having 
to provide a seperate image type.


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