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Re: CDs DVDs or netboot. Oh my!



Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
Tony Nelson wrote:
At 7:55 AM -0500 10/22/07, Jon Ciesla wrote:
Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:


Upgrades from F7 to F8 using LiveCD's. Not being able to upgrade to F8
using *just* CDs.
Now we are talking about an actual problem which wasn't clear to me
earlier. So if Fedora Project released regular CD's for this release and makes live upgrades a supported option from Fedora 9 onwards, do you see
any need for a regular CD variant in the future?

Other then for it's sentimental value, the impressive number of discs
for the Everything spin or laptop-in-the-bush cases, there's no real
need for CD's. The few people that want a customized install with all
kinds of exotic partitioning schemes (or minimal installs) should either
be able to create CDs off the DVD iso or get the CDs from any third
party providing them.
A: I have not DVD drives.
 ...

It could be explained better, but "askmethod" allows installation of a DVD image with only a (or even no) CD drive, as long as the DVD image is made available during the install. I keep mine on C: (sda1,/), but a USB key or hard drive would also work. (I have a DVD drive, and I boot the DVD, but one can just burn the RescueCD image that comes with the DVD, at least with
the torrent).

That's oh so true but askmethod is a long way from "Next, Next, Finish" which is the way you'd want to able to tell anyone when they ask "How to install Fedora".

One thing I'd thought about a couple of times is creating a "http://ks.fedoraproject.org/"; site that includes a minimal ks config, like method=http://path/to/our/mirrors"; it'd work with our current setup pretty easy, could even create install medium that defaults to it. The main blocker is I'm not sure how anaconda will deal with bad mirrors (they do happen) and being able to switch mirrors in the middle of an install would be nice.

   -Mike


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