[ipxe-devel] Wimboot: Lang selection through parameters?
melkor.lord at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 01:43:58 UTC 2017
On 02/10/2017 17:04, Michael Brown wrote:
>> 1/ Use the "copype" tool with ADK
>> 2/ Add all needed language packs, tools, etc. to the default boot.wim
>> 3/ Export the default language (ie: "en") to a new WIM file and use it
>> as the base image.
>> 4/ Export again the image to a separate file, mount it, apply default
>> lang setting (dism /set-allintl), commit and unmount
>> 5/ Export this modified WIM file to the WIM file exported at 3/, this
>> will MERGE them!
>> 6/ repeat 4/ and 5/ for every language you need.
> Does this not happen automatically as soon as you have multiple images
> within a single .wim file? The WIM format indexes each file by its
> (SHA-1) checksum, so two files with the same contents should always end
> up being deduplicated since there's no other way to represent two
> identical files.
It should but experience shows that my method saves between 100~500KB
depending on my use cases.
I suspect that "DISM" somewhat duplicates some actions depending what it
is processing and it seems that a WIM file is a "append-only" file
format from what I observe.
For example, if you mount a WIM file, add a file to the mountpoint,
unmount, check WIM file size and repeat the whole process, once or
several times, the WIM file keeps growing, much like
"mark-this-old-file-as-hidden-as-use-this-one-as-current" if you see
what I mean. Then, exporting to a new WIM file only keeps
"valid/current" files, hence the loss of weight. I hope I'm clear ;)
Unix _IS_ user friendly, it's just selective about who its friends are.
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