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FS#1029 - include dosfstools in ISO

Attached to Project: CRUX
Opened by Matt Miemiec (meister) - Monday, 14 July 2014, 23:30 GMT
Last edited by Juergen Daubert (jue) - Saturday, 07 November 2015, 10:33 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category ISO
Status Closed
Assigned To CRUX Developers (crux)
Operating System CRUX
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.1
Due in Version 3.2
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


When installing CRUX on a UEFI system on 3.1 RC2 there appears to be missing the ability to make Fat 32 filesystems which is needed to boot in EFI mode. I needed to reboot into a separate live CD just to add the Fat system to a partition, then reboot the install CD. It would be great if the dosfstools could be included in the ISO image (not as an installable package) so that we can create the proper filesystem.
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Closed by  Juergen Daubert (jue)
Saturday, 07 November 2015, 10:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Fredrik Rinnestam (frinnst) - Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 09:01 GMT
Yes, including dosfstools would be the best option. It is however too late to get this included in 3.1. But you can easily do this without having dosfstools on the install media:

1) Install crux as you would normally
2) Chroot into the installed system
3) set up networking
4) # prt-get depinst dosfstools

Im afraid we will have to wait for either a refreshed 3.1 iso down the road after 3.1 is released.
Comment by Matt Miemiec (meister) - Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 15:16 GMT
Fair enough, I hadn't thought of that route. It's just something to look at in a future iso release. It might be nice to add a section to the 3.1 install guide for UEFI regarding this so users don't have to go through what I did.