I dunno about booting a RW version of the livecd ext3 image and then finish installation that way, it might be simpler just to go ahead and do normal installation but instead to a file on the Windows partition within Windows. Simply to not have the redundancy..... It could invoke firstboot though....
<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/2/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Douglas McClendon</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Jonathan Steffan wrote:<br>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----<br>> Hash: SHA1<br>><br>> King InuYasha wrote:<br>>> Hello,<br>>><br>>> I recently discovered a very interesting project called Wubi (
<br>>> <a href="http://wubi-installer.org/">http://wubi-installer.org/</a>) which permits installation of<br>>> Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu to a disk image file on a Windows drive and makes the<br>>> appropriate boot entry changes to allow booting to Linux from the disk image
<br>>> file in the Windows partition. Ubuntu Gutsy plans to add it to the official<br>>> methods of installation, and I was wondering what you guys think about<br>>> having something similar in Fedora?<br>
>><br>>><br>><br>> This would be neat and I've looked into it before. From the Virtual<br>> FUDCon, I've taken that a user needing a windows installer is not in our<br>> target audience (at least not right now.) With regards to making it an
<br>> "unofficial" installer to prove it's viability, I'm all for it. Fedora<br>> sponsored/official live images were sparked by community initiative, a<br>> 'from windows' installer might be an example in the future. I don't
<br>> particularly like the way Wubi gets things done, but give the concept<br>> merit. I'd look at helping to do something similar, but using anaconda<br>> to do the install among other changes.<br><br>I think this is merely a matter of ressurrecting a long-dead feature.
<br>Wasn't anaconda historically able to install to a file on a vfat partition?<br><br>Naturally during those dark ages when a RW ntfs driver was unavailable,<br>and the vast majority of windows users used ntfs rather than vfat, this
<br>was not possible.<br><br>The instant that an rw-ntfs driver was in fedora, I was drooling in<br>anticipation of this feature returning.<br><br>Of course, having a native win32 installer would be pretty cool too, for<br>
all the reasons wubi is doing it. Interestingly, I can see a simple<br>win32 installer that just installs the livecd ext3 image as is, and then<br>lets you run anaconda from an RW version of the livecd image once<br>rebooted into linux. In fact, the changes to get that incarnation of
<br>anaconda to do the right thing, are nearly identical to the changes I<br>have been kicking around to support rebootless installation. (i.e. the<br>stuff anaconda tweaks neads to be the stuff from /, and not /mnt/sysimage).
<br><br>bwa ha ha....<br><br>-dmc<br><br>--<br>fedora-devel-list mailing list<br><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br><a href="https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list">