[CentOS-devel] LiveCD suggestion

Patrice Guay patrice.guay at nanotechnologies.qc.ca
Sun Jun 6 08:20:28 EDT 2010


Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
>
>   
>> As far as I have seen while being in #centos, most beginners' questions 
>> (in the context of netinstall) were more or less similar to "what should 
>> I put in the 'mirror' and 'path' fields ?". Can we patch anaconda so as 
>> to prepopulate those two without overloading any particular mirrors 
>> (maybe using somehow the output of mirrorlist ) ?
>
> For those cases http://mirror.centos.org/ now(!) should be enough, we
> give those ips out depending on which region you are in. Those in Asia,
> South America or Africa could have a slightly problematic user
> experience, though.
>
> I don't think mirrorlist can be used at that stage, as it clearly is
> asking that before network really is up, IIRC. But I may remember
> incorrectly

If I understand correctly, the 'mirror' and 'path' fields during network 
installation could be prepopulated by patching the current CentOS 
anaconda package. Then, a newly generated set of files used by the 
netinstall and the LiveCD iso images [1] would automatically feature 
those predefined fields.

Then, my question is: when are we going to see this updated anaconda and 
network installation files?

[1]: http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/5/os/i386/isolinux/

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Patrice




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