Admittedly, I have not gone through the whole thread, but I'd
point out that I *do* use the DVD and netinstall ISOs for optical
media boot on real hardware, though in a somewhat indirect manner.
Many of the servers I use have IPMI, which allows me to have it boot a
remote DVD device with an ISO or a real DVD drive. Due to certain
This is interesting. Does IPMI also allow you boot from a "remote USB device"?
bugs, I've increasingly relied on the DVD vs netinstall. From
system's perspective, it's a regular DVD startup, just like with VMs.
Well, unfortunately DVD boot on bare metal is different from DVD boot in VMs. The former
is proposed to be less tested, the latter would remain fully tested. The question is what
form of boot IPMI uses, and that information is probably difficult to find out.
I wonder, why do you prefer remote DVD boot over something like PXE boot,
or booting the iso directly from grub?