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Re: Debian style net-install ISOs (from FudCON Raleigh)



Chris Adams wrote:
Once upon a time, Michael DeHaan <mdehaan redhat com> said:
Imagine something like the rescue image (heck, this is only a slight tweak) with the following modifications:

Really it is just adding the base and updates URLs; that's all that is
different.  Instead of a kickstart, maybe just have anaconda suggest the
standard mirrorlist URLs for HTTP/FTP installs.

I imagine the bandwidth savings for Fedora could be huge

Doubtful.  That DVD download is usually used more than once, while all
network installs will always download a whole lot of stuff each time.

Reasonable proxy behavior would mostly fix that. But, it's hard to beat an rsync or bitorrent download of an image to an nfs-exported directory followed by an nfs install.

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  Les Mikesell
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