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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 ]



I just did a package like this actually, and I did send an email to
-devel about it asking for feedback. Got no response though.

This package consist of the vmlinuz and initrd.img files from the
isolinux dir on the install media and puts them in /grub/ + it uses
grubby to add the grub boot entry to launch Anaconda with the askmethod
option. I have made packages for i386 and x86_64. I've only tested the
i386 one and it works for me.

For FC-6 to F-7:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SindrePedersenBjordal/FedoraBootAnaconda 

SPEC here: http://folk.ntnu.no/sindrb/packages/fedora-bootanaconda.spec 
SRPM here:
http://folk.ntnu.no/sindrb/packages/fedora-bootanaconda-7-1.fc7.src.rpm

Simple bash script to generate the source tarballs:
http://folk.ntnu.no/sindrb/fedora-bootanaconda/genfedorabootanaconda.sh

Usage: genfedorabootanaconda <fedora release number>
example (for Fedora 8): genfedorabootanaconda 8

fre, 01.06.2007 kl. 09.22 -0800, skrev Jeff Spaleta:
> On 6/1/07, Christopher Aillon <caillon redhat com> wrote:
> > Actually, many people do network installs.  I have no DVD burner so the
> > DVD ISO does me no good.  So I downloaded the boot.iso to load up
> > anaconda, and pointed the installer at the right places on the network.
> >   Much less downloading as you only update what you need.
> 
> For people who do network based upgrades/re-installs......
> would it be feasible, and appropriate to provide a package in the F7
> repo which contained the F8 installer image as a grub entry for an F7
> system at the time of F8 release. So people could install that and
> reboot into the installer via their grub menu and do an upgrade via
> the installer.. instead of being tempted to do a live upgrade just
> with yum. Clever monkeys can do this manually now with some effort to
> pull the installer image from the iso. The question is, does it make
> sense to make this easier for the general userbase and provide a
> package in a timely manner into F7 for the F8 release?
> 
> -jef

-- 
Sindre Pedersen Bjørdal <foolish guezz net>
- http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/SindrePedersenBjordal

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