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Re: CDs DVDs or netboot. Oh my!



At 10:45 AM +0200 10/23/07, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
>Tony Nelson wrote:
>> At 7:55 AM -0500 10/22/07, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>>>> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>>>> Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Upgrades from F7 to F8 using LiveCD's. Not being able to upgrade to F8
>>>>>> using *just* CDs.
>>>>> Now we are talking about an actual problem which wasn't clear to me
>>>>> earlier. So if Fedora Project released regular CD's for this release and
>>>>> makes live upgrades a supported option from Fedora 9 onwards, do you see
>>>>> any need for a regular CD variant in the future?
>>>>>
>>>> Other then for it's sentimental value, the impressive number of discs
>>>> for the Everything spin or laptop-in-the-bush cases, there's no real
>>>> need for CD's. The few people that want a customized install with all
>>>> kinds of exotic partitioning schemes (or minimal installs) should either
>>>> be able to create CDs off the DVD iso or get the CDs from any third
>>>> party providing them.
>>> A: I have not DVD drives.
>>  ...
>>
>> It could be explained better, but "askmethod" allows installation of a DVD
>> image with only a (or even no) CD drive, as long as the DVD image is made
>> available during the install.  I keep mine on C: (sda1,/), but a USB key or
>> hard drive would also work.  (I have a DVD drive, and I boot the DVD, but
>> one can just burn the RescueCD image that comes with the DVD, at least with
>> the torrent).
>
>That's oh so true but askmethod is a long way from "Next, Next, Finish"
>which is the way you'd want to able to tell anyone when they ask "How to
>install Fedora".

Yes.  I think "askmethod" should be a standard choice in the installer
menus, not a secret command, and it should be explained various places,
including the place that says there are no CDs, and the place that says
there are DVDs.
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