On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 10:34:31AM -0500, Suffin, Charles wrote:
We've reached a point in debugging the standard SuSE install where it would be really handy to have the source for the installer. I'm wondering if any of you have already been down this path.
The disk 1 ISO has an initrd stuffed down in the boot/loader directory. When I unpack this initrd, I see that the linuxrc file which executes first is a statically-linked, stripped executable. Dumping strings from this binary, I see various symbols that make me believe that this is YaST in disguise (you probably already knew this). It would be really handy if I had the source to thislinuxrc so I could modify it and rebuild it. Do you know if SuSE supplies this source?
Of course sources are available, for example at this mirror: ftp://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/SuSE/i386/current/suse/src/linuxrc-1.7.17-2.1.src.rpm Linuxrc cooperates with YaST but it is not YaST.