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Re: FESCO ticket#270 - preupgrade and F-12



On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 09:35 -0500, Andy Gospodarek wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 11:27:28PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Toshio Kuratomi (a badger gmail com) said: 
> > > > There are definitely workarounds available, but none that meet the
> > > > criteria for preupgrade as an effortless upgrade option.
> > > 
> > > So I'm a bit confused by what is so hard here.  preupgrade starts up,
> > > finds it can't store stage2, and then tells you that you'll need to have a
> > > wired connection to the internet if you want to use it.  So you have to
> > > download stage2 when you reboot and you have to cart your laptop over to the
> > > router to plug it in while it does so... it's not like I'm going to be using
> > > it for work while anaconda is running....
> > 
> > Basically, the case where it fails is when there's enough space to download
> > stage2, but not enough space left after downloading stage2 to do the
> > upgrade.
> > 
> 
> Could we add some support to use a USB key as scratch space for any part
> of this process?

Not a bad idea.  Not sure who would add this support and test it before
Tuesday.  Definitely something to consider as a future enhancement to
preupgrade. 

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