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Re: [PATCH] - get rid of split media



On 10/28/2010 01:50 AM, Moray Henderson wrote:
> This could bite upgrades.  Last year I had to put together upgrades from
> CentOS-4-based systems to CentOS-5-based, using CDs not DVD or network.
> [snip]  The only way I could reduce the upgrade to a single CD   [snip]

It is easy to boot from CD to the GRUB screen, edit the kernel command line
parameter "root=" to point to a USB drive which will be recognized by the
to-be-booted kernel, and then run anaconda (or any system) from USB, even
USB1.1.  I use this to run an old laptop (which boots only from CD or
harddrive) using no battery-draining moving parts after boot, treating
an 8 GB USB2.0 flash memory drive as a "solid state disk."

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