Moving partitions - Shrinking the EasyLFS-CD - Progress in general
It's not the first time that I manipulate my partitions with GParted. Especially recently I've done quite some changes to my partition-layout.
Just now I deleted 2 8GB-partitions and a 2GB-partition and right now I'm moving a 10GB-partition to the end of my first harddisk.
The deleted partitions were used to test EasyLFS (one for the 32-bit-, one for the 64-bit-version and one as swap for both). But since this is somehow not practical, I will move this completely to KVM. That way I can use the net at the same time, and also transfer changes and files easily by SSH.
So, with this I say "Thank you" to GParted, which is really great to change your partitioning, and to KVM/QEmu for allowing me to use a virtual environment at nearly native speed.
Without these programs my work on EasyLFS might be quite a lot harder.
And by the way, today I found a way to shrink the image-file quite a bit.
No, this time it's no new compression-method, this time I had the glorious idea to just delete the, anyway unnecessary, kernel-sources from the CD. ;-)
As you can see by the version-numbers I'm approaching 0.4 (it is planned that 0.3.9 will be the last beta, but if necessary I can also go on to 0.3.10 and so on). By now it should be possible to boot from nearly everything, including any kind of RAID, LVM and an encrypted root-partition; also in combination (like an encrypted root-partition in an LVM on a RAID).
One big thing is still missing: the SELinux-policy. This will still be quite some work, but since things are progressing quite nicely I think also that shouldn't be a big obstacle.
After that there will be a few test-builds, and then 0.4 will be there. Harder, better, faster, stronger! And smaller than ever!