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Re: Feature idea: package an installer image as a grub entry before F8.

Will Woods wrote:
On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 11:40 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
On Tuesday 05 June 2007 11:32:30 Will Woods wrote:
1. download new repo info
2. download all new packages
0. boot into installer
3. upgrade all new packages
4. reboot into new system

So now we spend a minimal amount of time in the installer, *and* the
upgrade is fully automatic, *and* we're still doing upgrades The Right

Does this sound like a reasonable plan of attack?
Oft times you need the new yum / rpm to appropriately depsolve what is needed for "all the new packages" or maybe even to process the repo info at some point.

Good point. That's something we'll need to remember if we go forward
with this. Luckily yum/rpm/etc. can be fetched and used without needing
to boot into the installer environment.
I guess the main issue is to spend as little time as possible inside the installer (to minimize downtime), so if a sizeable portion of the needed rpms can be prefetched before the boot into the installer, we have (probably) still saved quite a lot of time. It will be better than the current situation even if we still need to rerun the depsolving, and maybe download some more packages after the installation has started.

I'd still like to have an option to have a break before "0", so I can start the process on a remote machine, and then let it do all the downloading, and just be on site for the actual install (0, 3, 4).


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