On Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:19:22 PM MST Martin Jackson wrote:
> 5-10 years? A better estimate would be 15-20 years. People
> throw away perfectly fine systems and jump to new "cloud" platforms just
> because the OS they were using dropped BIOS support. They'll just stop
> updating, and likely move to something that is still supporting BIOS, if
> they don't write their own installer and just continue using Fedora,
> given that this is an entirely artificial limitation.
While I completely hear you on the fact that people will often sweat
assets for years longer than accounting schedules suggest they should,
do you really think they're going to write custom installers??? I think
it's far more likely that they would move to other distros more amenable
to supporting the hardware they have.
There are many distros that cater to this kind of market already, some
by design and some by inclination.?? I don't think we want to drive them
For what it's worth, I do not think that removing legacy BIOS support
from Fedora is the right thing to do.?? I don't see significant benefit,
and I see lots of potential harm.
Considering that a custom installer for Fedora could just be a bash script
that partitions disks, then runs `dnf`, then grub2-install.. It's not out of
the question. I've considered it myself, so that I could install to root on
ZFS without hacky kickstarts, for example.
John M. Harris, Jr.