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



On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 09:43 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:59:24 +0000 (UTC)
> Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> 
> > Michael DeHaan <mdehaan <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > > Fedora could really use Debian style net install ISOs.
> > > 
> > > For those unfamiliar with the concept ... assume a minimally sized image 
> > > that is enough to start up a net install for all content.
> > 
> > We already have that, it's called boot.iso.
> 
> There are actually two minimal images that have already been pointed out, but for clarification:
> 
> boot.iso - Just stage 1 part of the installer, does not contain the large stage 2 image.  With this disc, the stage 2 image will be downloaded if you select HTTP or FTP install methods and then mounted.  If you do hard disk or NFS, it will just find the stage 2 image and mount it.
> 
> rescuecd.iso - Both stage 1 and stage 2.  Regardless of your install method, the stage 2 image is always read from the installation media with this disc.
> 
> I tend to go with the rescuecd.iso disc and do HTTP installs.  Works great, download time is minimal for the image itself.  And if you have a local mirror of the release, installation won't take forever.

all that michael dehaan was suggesting was that we hard code some
default paths on the rescuecd to point to download.fedoraproject.org or
to the mirrorlists. Then it makes using the iso for the simplest case
even easier and for more complicated cases no harder.

-sv



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