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Re: Pipe dreams: yum-based anaconda a step towards on-line yum-based upgrades?



On 11/30/05, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
>
> Nah
> Anaconda requires you to get an installation image somewhere and burn it
> to a CD/DVD. A firstboot package would just add an entry to the usual
> boot menu, and work even on a CD-less system. Plus a firstboot could be
> split into "manage partitions" "manage lvms" ... tools, while anaconda
> only knows about update process.
>

Anaconda does not require burning a CD.  Booting from the
images/pxeboot/vmlinuz and initrd.img added to grub.conf works well
with the installer and packages coming from the hard drive or over the
network.  I have used that technique a few times to upgrade existing
installs.

 - Ian


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