Simplified live CD infrastructure

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2005-10-20

As of Ubuntu 5.10, the Ubuntu live CD bootstraps itself using the installer machinery. While this was convenient for purposes of maintainability, it has disadvantages in performance, interactivity, complexity and aesthetics.

It should be replaced with a simple initramfs which handles the following tasks non-interactively:

Progress display using usplash

Hardware detection (using standard, shared Ubuntu mechanisms)

Location and mounting of the live media

Initialization of the live filesystem

Transfer of control to the live filesystem

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Colin Watson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Tollef Fog Heen
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for dapper
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16

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