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Re: Rawhide dailies on USB drive



2009/2/18 Christopher Beland <beland alum mit edu>:
> Partly in reply to Adam's message on "QA group activities + goals
> discussion"...
>
> One thing that might help get more people running Rawhide is the
> ability to do so from removable media.
>
> For example, just now I wanted to test some hardware-specific bugs on
> my laptop, but this is the computer I use every day, so I don't want
> to risk installing Rawhide on it.  I just went onto the wiki to find
> out how to create a Rawhide LiveUSB, and it looks like that's not
> possible for the daily updates.  So I'll use the alpha release, but
> this is a few weeks out of date and if developers release fixes into
> daily Rawhide, I won't be able to test them until the beta release.
>
> I bet there are a lot of people who unlike me don't have a spare
> computer they can use just for testing.  Some of them could probably
> be convinced to boot into Rawhide for a little while to play around
> with it.  There seemed to be a big boost of testers after the alpha
> release, probably due to three factors - it's presumed (rightly or
> wrongly) to be installable and not completely broken or in some way
> "ready" for testing, it gets more publicity than the daily releases,
> and it has live media available.
>
> I don't know why live media aren't automatically produced on a daily
> or weekly basis; perhaps it is not technically feasible.  An
> interesting alternative would actually be the ability to put a normal
> install on a USB stick, that could be updated with yum.  If that's
> possible now, it's not explained how to do so on the
> [[Releases/Rawhide]] wiki page.
>
> -B.
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It is how I run my laptop.

Microsoft on the HD
Fedora installed on an external USB disk
When I connect an USB disk it boots off Fedora, otherwise Microsoft boots

And if you have more USB disks you can have F10, Rawhide and
alike....and an external HD can be connected (and boot) to any
computer that is capable to boot off an USB device :-)

-- 
Antonio Montagnani
Skype : antoniomontag


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