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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 ]



eeh, .. and puts them in /boot/, not /grub/

lør, 02.06.2007 kl. 22.34 +0200, skrev Sindre Pedersen Bjordal:
> 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

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

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