a tiny bootable image

now that we have a kernel and initramfs, it would be prudent to find out how to create a bootable image before we add more stuff (like working on a rootfs).

demystifying the "live cd"

i still haven't been able to entirely wrap my head around all the terminology and technical minutiae of building live cds, and refuse to paste my dumpster fire notes on the matter here, so for now i will only be sharing incantations. i may eventually get around to condensing my notes and explaining here.

building the live image

booting the live image