Root filesystem generator and installer for Linux.
This set of scripts is implements Linux system installation from a running (potentially unrelated) Linux system.
produces a root filesystem image from packages taken from the distribution's repository. There are two arguments, both optional. First argument is the Debian or Ubuntu release name passed to debootstrap, second argument is the kernel release for LTS version of Ubuntu -- it is ignored for Debian. For example,
./radish-build precise quantal
will produce a root filesystem image for Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) with backported Linux kernel 3.5 from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal). By default, the release is Debian 7.x (Wheezy) with its original kernel (updated to the last available version).
installs the image on a removable drive, produces configuration files for this instance of the Linux system, generates boot filesystem and installs the bootloader.
The current version can be used to install Debian or Ubuntu on a USB (or other removable) drive.