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Re: creating minimal boot image for network installations



On Thursday, July 16 2009, Yanko Kaneti said:
> On Thu, 2009-07-16 at 10:05 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Thursday, July 16 2009, Dan Hor?k said:
> > > I don't know about a simple way to start a network installation of
> > > Fedora from USB stick. Creating of boot.img, that server that purpose,
> > > was stopped by rel-engs some releases ago. I have found a blog post [1]
> > > that makes possible to transform a boot.iso image into a bootable USB
> > > stick. But it still requires to download the 200+ MB large boot.iso file
> > > and do it by hand, while in theory only initrd.img and vmlinuz files
> > > should be needed and the whole process could be automated
> ..
> > 
> > Note that while kernel + initrd is all you "need", not having the stage2
> > means we have to ask where to find it rather than being able to automate
> > the use of the mirror list for everything
> 
> Anything in particular that prevents the loader from using the mirror
> list to find a suitable location for stage2 ?  ..other than "no patches
> for it yet"

No patches and it's probably not worth the effort -- having stage2 on
media also helps a lot with memory usage as we're not shoving stage2
into memory

Jeremy


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