Incorporate the Lupin project within Ubuntu
Lupin works already as a stand-alone product, but since lupin essentially generates a modified initramfs as well as a patched ISO, it is well possible to incorporate most of its functionality directly upstream within the default initrd (so that it can also boot from a loopmounted file) and within the liceCD/hd-media initrd/udebs (so that they can support loop installations as well as ordinary installations). Loop installation at the moment requires an Alternate ISO, but It is also possible to make it work with the Live ISO, among other things copying the files from squashfs would be faster than installing from deb packages.
Note that in order to perform an loopmounted installation, a front-end application is also required to gather information, setup the bootloader, and download the ISO file required by the installer (d-i based). A Windows front-end has been developed in https:/
- Colin Watson
- Agostino Russo
- Needs approval
- Colin Watson
- Series goal:
- Accepted for gutsy
- Milestone target:
- Started by
- Colin Watson on 2007-09-10
- Completed by
- Colin Watson on 2007-09-21
The beta status refers to lupin as a stand-alone product. The work to merge lupin functionality upstream will start once this blueprint is approved.
2007-06-05 kamion: Assigning evand to take responsibility for the merge work. Noted that lupin is beta as a stand-alone product, but this spec is about the merge rather than the product itself so I'm setting the implementation status back to "not started".
2007-09-21 kamion: This ended up being mostly me, and is done in gutsy.
* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.