On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 09:07:38AM +0200, haaber wrote:
> > > > I would like to modify the qubes-iso (add a different kernel, maybe add
> > > > a wireless driver). Did someone here solve that already? A brief google
> > > > on the subject reveals that modifying ISO's is not straightforward ...
> > > > and touching the kernel may add extra difficulties.
> > > 
> > > https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/qubes-iso-building/ covers building the iso.
> > > Adding a different kernel would be difficult, but I think you could stage
> > > the wireless driver in one of the template builds it contains.
> > > 
> > 
> > It is relatively easy to build a custom iso, and certainly to include
> > alternate kernel builds and drivers in the templates. (I assume that
> > this is what you want.)
> > If you use the stock templates, then you can customise them simply
> > enough by adjusting the build parameters, and packages, in (e.g.) 
> > builder-debian.
> > 
> Thank you, awokd and unman. So I cannot just take the std installer,
> unpack the iso, add/replace a kernel, and repack it? That is certainly a
> bit naïve as approach, but since I can do the same with a working
> xen/qubes why is the installer so different?  Bernhard

>From your post I thought you wanted to include material in the
templates, as I said..
If all you want to do is change a dom0 parameter, or package, then you
can do what you say - unpack, change, repack. (People do this for UEFI
parameters, I think.)
You wont be able to distribute that iso unless you rework the check, but
it should be fine for your purposes.

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