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Re: about hardware information



On 9/26/07, Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > Kam Leo:
> >> Your interpretations of what Karl and I wrote are way off base.
> >
> > No, they're *exactly* what you said.  Not an interpretation.
> >
> >> Neither of us said you can not install from a "Live" CD.  Neither of
> >> us said that the DVD was the only way to install F7.
> >
> > Before you were not arguing about live CDs, and I didn't mention live
> > CDs.  The point I brought up was that you (both) said you could only
> > install from a DVD.  You're trying to skirt the issue again.  What do
> > you not understand about the words "only" and "not available"?
> >
> > Karl:  "Be advised that F7 is only available in a DVD 7image."
> >
> > Kam:  "What Karl stated is factual. A multiple CD-ROM disc equivalent of
> > the F7 DVD is not offered or available."
> >
> > Karl proclaimed you can only install from a DVD, you backed him up.
> > There is no other interpretation of those words.  If you meant something
> > else, you certainly didn't say it.
> >
> > If you bothered looking in the obvious place [1], never mind using
> > Google, you'd find at least one way to get install CDs that you don't
> > have to roll your own [2].  The subject has been brought up on this list
> > quite a few times, before.  If you look further, yourself, you'll most
> > likely find others, too.
> >
> > 1: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora7/FAQ
> > 2: http://fedora.kanarip.com/torrents/
> >
> > Heading off the next daft diversion:  The official DVD isn't the same as
> > what's available in the repos, it's only a small subset.  A CD version
> > doesn't have to be an exact equivelent of the DVD install ISO for you to
> > install Fedora 7.
> >
> Add to that that you can just get the rescue CD image, and use that
> to do a network install. You can put the DVD image on the hard
> drive, and install from that. Do you really want to get into the
> more exotic install methods? Remember, you can install Fedora on a
> machine that does not have an optical drive. (PXE boot, USB "pen
> drive" boot, etc.)
>
> Mikkel

Hi, Mikkel.

You're late to the discussion. Tim believes it is not about
installation methods but it is not. Please join in. In case you missed
it here's a quick recap:

1. Nelson was concerned whether FC6 supported his Intel processor. He
said he was told that F7 provided support.

2. Karl replied, recommending the F7 DVD.

3. Aaron replied, dissing Karl, and said F7 can be installed from a Live CD.

4. I responded to Aaron's post and told him to stop dissing Karl. I
stated that Karl who may not have properly conveyed the thought is
factually correct. My interpretation of what Karl posted is "For F7 go
with the DVD because unlike previous releases a CD-ROM set does not
exist."  I further stated that if you want the DVD equivalent you have
to roll your own set of CD-ROMs.

5. Tim took issue with the statement regarding rolling your own set.
Tim agrees that Fedora does not offer such a set but that a set is
available from a third party. (I'm still waiting for a link, Tim.)  I
really don't know where Tim got the impression that either Karl or I
said that F7 could only be installed using a DVD. Neither of us stated
such thing.

This thread began as a media recommendation for F7. It was never about
installation method. For some reason Tim believes that it is. What the
heck, I like diversions!


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