Selling systems with Fedora preloaded.

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Tue Nov 29 01:37:38 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-28 at 19:31 -0500, Gain Paolo Mureddu wrote:
> This brings a question... If (for instance) avoiding the run of first 
> boot (from a chrooted sysrescue session) the system is put up2date on a 
> default install, would taht be considered modification? Most probably it 
> would... I thought of the first boot post-install method as it seems to 
> be the intended way for Fedora, only what would be the best way to 
> ensable a disk to work in this way?

Difficult to say.  In fact what I made use of was init's .unconfigured
plugin.  If init finds a /.unconfigured file it will call some TUI tools
such as setting the root password, configuring the auth method, setting
what services start, etc... some of the things that are outside the
scope of firstboot.  Honestly you probably should have your clients do
some of firstboot if not all of it.  I'd like to get a policy in place
that allows you to ship a system with all the updates installed and even
some extra software so we can avoid some of the trouble of trying to do
this last mile stuff at the customer location.  Customers have a way of
forgetting to do it or messing it up.

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