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Re: CDs DVDs or netboot. Oh my!



on 10/16/2007 4:28 AM, Benny Amorsen wrote:
>>>>>> "DM" == Douglas McClendon <dmc fedora filteredperception org> writes:
> 
> DM> As the other responder mentioned, I'm assuming you don't really
> DM> mean Everything (much as I was one of the longest hold-outs of
> DM> keeping and using Everything installs).
> 
> I mean what I say. I don't want to actually install everything; it
> should just be available on the stick so I can use kickstart files to
> pick and choose.
> 
> DM> But you do then still need to put smarts into the initramfs to
> DM> deal with the fact that it may be looking for an iso on a vfat
> DM> usbstick. Not difficult by any means, but definitely a bit of
> DM> work.
> 
> If it's just an image to dd, you can keep everything in whichever file
> format you want.
> 
> I must admit I'm at bit surprised at all the complexity. All I want is
> to dd DVD.iso to a USB stick, but the DVD.iso is not in a format which
> BIOS's know how to boot from. With the right boot record, everything
> should be in place.
> 
> Alternatively, if I knew how to partition the device so that boot.img
> could fit before an ext2 partition, I could just put the DVD.iso there
> and that should work too.


During the Anaconda install there is a section to add additional sources.
I wonder if the 'Everything' directory could be used? It does have the
repodata. And it certainly does have everything else.  :-)

-- 

  David

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