Selling systems with Fedora preloaded.

Gain Paolo Mureddu gmureddu at
Tue Nov 29 00:47:00 UTC 2005

Jesse Keating wrote:

>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.
Yes, this kinda brakes the "keep it simple" objective... In any case, 
from what I gather even delivering Fedora Extras packages can be 
considered non standard.

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