[CentOS-devel] Considering repo re-structuring

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Dec 1 20:33:12 EST 2010


On 11/30/2010 01:42 AM, Douglas McClendon wrote:
>> thats not true. A bare metal install will finish before your livecd has
>> finished booting.
>
> Sure, pedantically you are no doubt correct even though I have no idea
> what a 'bare metal install' means in this context.

to me, 'a bare metal' install is where its just the bios, pxe into a 
pre-established install set ( via a ks.cfg ) - Also, rebooting before a 
machine gets deployed in a 'role' is actually very highly recommended. 
Install images and run-time images are never guaranteed to be identical.

>> .. and you lose any/all management ability from the standard
>> distro-aware tools. Ofcourse, that does not matter if you don't need
>> those tools anyway.
>
> Also here I don't really know what you mean.  Though yes, LiveCD
> installations are presently still less flexible in several ways than the

management tooling like cobbler/spacewalk/theforeman/existing and 
established install -> deployment tools etc.

> But what I'm describing are things I'd like to experiment with building,
> and present as experimental options and ideas to this list in the
> future.  Absolutely off-topic as far as the obvious priority #1 of this
> list at the moment.  So...  never mind for now.

Sounds good, and I look forward to trying out some of these things. Over 
the next few months, lets try and see if we can create hooks in the 
centos build process that allows such 'alternatives' to be built in sync 
with the main distro. Were going to trial something very basic for the 
LiveCD stuff this time.

- KB



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