FC4 slimfast slimfest

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Wed Feb 23 20:12:09 UTC 2005

Panu Matilainen wrote :

> On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 19:58 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 20:51 +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > Same here, with some cheapo' 24X CD-ROM readers... I've stopped
> > > Rawhide installs on those machines ever since the default boot media
> > > doesn't fit on a floppy anymore since they can't be fed CD-RWs and
> > > boot images are just too volatile!
> > 
> > I'm confused -- who tests rawhide with images anyway? 
> Heh, I do, and apparently Matthias as well. 

Yup :-)

> > Surely you just do a network install from an rsync'd install tree, and
> > all you need for that is a TFTP-capable Grub on a boot floppy (or on a
> > bootable CD)?
> I've never gotten around to try that :)

Neither have I. I guess I should try some day now that I know it can be
done. But for me, the 2nd easiest after pure CD/DVD media install (w/o
network) is booting off the tiny ISO image burnt to a CD-RW and doing a
network install from a simple ftp, http or nfs server.

This reminds me that I've just made a bootable DVD of RHEL4 yesterday, with
all source rpms and html docs... works like a charm! (all new servers I
purchased have DVD-ROMs, and yes, I'm lazy ;-))


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