New Install Idea

Brian Gerst bgerst at
Sat Feb 5 23:34:19 UTC 2005

Robert Spangler wrote:
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> Hello,
> I had posted this idea on the Fedora list and the feed back showed some 
> interest.  It seems to take a long time to install Fedora and I believe a 
> better way of doing it would be to have a bare bone install CD.  It was 
> suggested that I post the same idea here for you fine folks.
> Presently you down load minimum of 3 CD's or the DVD and install.  After the 
> install you run yum which again downloads all the latest software that you 
> have installed.
> The idea would be to have a bare bone install CD.  What this CD should contain 
> is just enough software to get the system to the point where it could connect 
> to a Repository. system and then download the latest up to date versions of 
> the software you want to install.  I was thinking somewhere along the lines 
> of how the new Debian install works.  You could keep the same install look 
> that is now present in Fedora just when it comes time to install the system 
> software it downloads what is needed from the Internet.
> With this type of install I can a great improvement.  You will only be 
> downloading the software you want which will not require you to download 
> large amounts of software you don't need.  Also you will always have the most 
> up to date software installed on your system.
> I am not suggesting to stop making the ISO images just give the installer a 
> choice of downloading the complete CD set or one small CD which will connect 
> them to a Repository. site to download the latest version of everything they 
> want to install.
> Just a thought.  Thnx for your time.

You already can do a network (FTP/HTTP/NFS) install from the first CD.

				Brian Gerst

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