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Re: [RFC] unified i386/x86_64 install media.



for me sounds a good idea



On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Dennis Gilmore <dennis ausil us> wrote:
> I was thinking and thought id get an idea out there.
>
> rather than ship 2 dvds one for i386 and one for x86_64  we would ship one dvd
> that has the package set for both arches.  they would likely only have the
> packages for a desktop install on them we would need to have both arches under
> 2.4GiB, you could choose your own adventure by enabling the everything repo.
>
> this way you could carry a usb key or dvd that you can plug into any intel
> based machine and be sure of having it installable. this would end the
> discussions of what arch to promote we have a single install media.
>
> syslinux would need to be able to detect the arch to install and likely also
> have a flag to force 32 bit we could easily implement the 64 bit kernel and 32
> bit userland idea that was put forward a few releases ago.  pungi will need to
> learn how to make the new iso. but i think it is achievable.
>
> I think we should also push the netinstall.iso along with kickstarting
> machines.  we could make a single netinstall.iso for both arches as well.  it
> would make it ~375MB iso.
>
> Dennis
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