Bootable FAI installer USB stick without ISOHybrid?

Thomas Lange lange at
Wed Feb 3 16:53:42 CET 2021

>>>>> On Wed, 3 Feb 2021 15:25:44 +0100, Alexander Thomas <alexander.thomas at> said:

    > On Mon, 1 Feb 2021 at 20:26, Thomas Lange <lange at> wrote:

    > We have already started to try a few things and the main problem now
    > seems to be to get dracut to play nice with an installer medium
    > formatted as FAT32 or NTFS. It lacks these modules and so far we
    > haven't been able to provide them. If you have any pointers as to how
    > to tackle this, that would be great.
There is some ntfs support, see below. Otherwise ask on the dracut IRC channel.

The relevant man page for booting with dracut is this

Ther's a dracut module called 90dmsquash-live-ntfs which uses
ntfs-3g. I couldn't find more info, but maybe this would provide
dracut access to ntfs filesystems.

Another option is iso-scan/filename, which scans for an ISO file.
Or maybe

In the end we want to boot a kernel and initrd which is on a vfat or
ntfs filessytem and then boot the FAI live system which can be an ISO
or a squashfs.

This may also help.
regards Thomas

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