Server Spin

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at
Tue Jan 20 10:00:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 10:10 +0100, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> While I'm not disagreeing, why not create "single CD install media" with 
> an option (in the isolinux.cfg menu) to have the minimum (working) set 
> of packages be installed, and the rest of the installation menu 
> interactive (partitioning, root password)?
> Bearing in mind that the Fedora Project already releases CDs, and that 
> I've fixed package ordering, the simplest win would be to add the menu 
> entry to the isolinux.cfg, and include one kickstart file on the disk 
> with just a %packages section.
> A user would still be able to run the normal installation procedure, or 
> supply a different kickstart on the cmdline (including the %packages 
> kickstart on the cdrom?) for full automation.
> Just a thought Fedora Unity has been pondering on, at popular demand. 
> I'm as far as getting Revisor into shape to do the job.
> Kind regards,
> Jeroen van Meeuwen
> -kanarip

Correct me if I'm wrong, but do you mean by this that, effectively,
there'd be a kind of menu that would allow, more or less, different
"spins" or flavors of Fedora to be installed from the same installation
media by default?

If so, I find that idea really fascinating, given that enough packages
are able to fit on one CD to support more than one installation.


Basil Mohamed Gohar
abu_hurayrah at
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