XZ compression command line - init.xz

  • I’m trying to modify the Init Image on a new 1.0.0 installation, and trying to accomodate for the new XZ compression method. I managed to use the following command line to extract it successfully:

    xz --decompress init.xz

    and the following command line seems to successfully re-compress it:

    xz --compress init

    however when i try to PXE boot, i get an error that the XZ compression method used is not supported. can you tell me the correct way to extract/compress the new init.xz image in the 1.0.0 distribution?

    here is my entire init-modifying script:

    cd /var/www/fog/service/ipxe
    xz --decompress init.xz
    mkdir initmountdir
    mount -o loop init initmountdir
    nano initmountdir/usr/share/fog/lib/funcs.sh
    cd /var/www/fog/service/ipxe
    umount initmountdir/
    rmdir initmountdir
    xz --compress init
    chown fog:www-data init.xz
    echo "repacked, ready for client deployment"

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  • Senior Developer

    That is correct.

    Sorry I didn’t get a chance to be of assistance, and I will have to create a WIKI to add these minor changes.

    XZ requires a small portion of encryption.

  • …i think i figured it out! after some googling, i added the CRC32 check and it seems to work normally. here is my whole command line:

    xz -z -9 -C crc32 init

    hope this helps others!

  • …specific message im getting during PXE boot is:

    Input was encoded with settings that are not supported by this XZ encoder

    thanks in advance!

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