On 04/16/2016 11:40 PM, Tim wrote:
On Sat, 2016-04-16 at 11:15 -0700, Joe Zeff wrote:
> I think he means extracting the .iso to one partition and using it to
> install Fedora on the rest of the drive (or even on a different drive)
> while not reformatting that partition. I'm not sure why he wants to
> do this, but it does look like it should be possible.
That sort of thing used to be possible. It was one method that those
people remotely administrating a headless server used to update an
installation. They can't walk into a server farm on the other side of
the world, and insert media. The update has to be done from what's
probably the only drive in the box.
You can easily update an installation remotely. That's what fedup and
its dnf equivalent are for. Doing an initial install that way is quite
a different story.