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Re: Feature idea: package an installer image as a grub entry before F8. Was [ Re: Very much packages with fc6 tag instead of fc7 in the FC7 tree ]



On 01.06.2007 21:25, seth vidal wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 14:13 -0400, Will Woods wrote:
>> Oh definitely. In fact, that's the main reason *I* care about this
>> feature. Live-ish upgrades would be a cool feature and save our users
>> some time, but making system upgrades easier to script is the icing on
>> the cake for me.
> 
> But how do we get around all the mess? Items like:
> 
>  - ext3->ext4 conversion
>  - lvm format changes
>  - dev->udev
>  - etc. etc.
> 
> Those things can't be handled in a live update. You need to be outside
> of the system to do them or you risk losing data and badly upsetting the
> running system.

+1, but I'm wondering: how complex are those? Could they be done from
the initrd on first start? That has the additional benefit that the
stuff works for rawhide users as well and actually gets tested there, too.

Cu
thl

/me now quickly wanders to find a place to hide


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