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Re: A stern warning of things to come



> I understand the problem about the magic growing initrd. ...

I'm about ready to give up on anaconda.  anaconda-14.14 has screwed
the boot loader: there is no option to leave it just as it is.

If the root "/" is on the BIOS boot drive, then the installer
insists on overwriting the MBR and installing GRUB into the rest
of the first track.  If the root "/" is not on the BIOS boot drive,
then anaconda insists on installing a boot loader onto the drive
that holds "/".  Instead, there *MUST* be an option for the installer
to KEEP ITS GRUBBY PAWS OFF MY BOOTLOADER!  [pun intended.]

With all the silliness and bloat that has arrived (and with more
to come), then about the only sane option left is to use a large
machine to install onto a 4GB USB2.0 flash memory device, move
that device to the actual target machine, and copy filesystems
from flash memory to harddrive.  Where is Fedora's analog to
Norton Ghost ("clone" an install, updating: hostname, blkids, fstab,
install-specific crypto keys, NIC addresses in network configs, etc.)?

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