This page documents the kickstart files used for composing Fedora i3 Spin release images. Kickstart files are used by build automation to compose build assets, like ISOs.
Complete the following steps to build a local ISO of the Fedora i3 Spin.
- Install dependencies
sudo dnf install -y lorax
- Clone Spin repository
- Build ISO using Lorax
sudo livemedia-creator --make-iso --ks flat-i3.ks --no-virt --iso-only --iso-name fedora-i3-live-x86_64.iso --releasever 33
- Create a QEMU virtual machine with the new ISO
qemu-kvm -m 2048 -vga qxl -cdrom fedora-i3-live-x86_64.iso
There are many other ways to build ISOs. This documentation uses Lorax since this is used in Fedora build infrastructure. Try these other ways of building the ISO if you prefer other tooling
We now have a flat i3 with lightdm-gtk as a Display manager and the live works fine on QEMU/KVM.
The ks is initially brached off from XFCE and hence still have some bits that needs to be removed without breaking the live.
The respin seems to cause some issues while installing with
liveinst on urxvt with a GTK erorr.
For now, we’ve started with flattening/forking two widely used spins:
lxde and adding the i3 packages there to ensure stability among packages.
A compose build was made as
F32-20200615 with the help of folks from the Respins SiG.
The kickstart files that are available are:
flat-i3-lxde.kswhich is flattened from
flat-live-lxde.kswhich we branched for F32 instead of rawhide.
flat-i3-xfce.kswhichi is flattened from
flat-live-xfce.kswhich is also branched for F32.
Both of them were modified in order to add the i3-minimal packages along with the packages used by the specific DE.