A different way of installing Fedora

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX caf at omen.com
Thu Sep 26 01:13:48 UTC 2013

On 09/25/2013 05:45 PM, David wrote:
> On 9/25/2013 7:19 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX wrote:
>> Several of my machies have SATA hot swap ports.
>> These make it easy to use smaller drives as backup media.
>> When RC4 came out I installed it on a 4 TB drive using an
>> older E6550 machine.  At my leisure I added lots of apps
>> and libs that I normally use.
>> Then I slipped that drive in my omen.com server and changed
>> the boot order to boot that drive.  I changed hostname and
>> domainname, restored some of my control files, and omen.com
>> was back on the air relatively quickly.
>> I was fortunate this procedure worked as netinst was unable to
>> install RC4 while running on the server.
>> This "trick" depends on Fedora apparently being able to make modest
>> adjustments to the machine environment on boot up.
>> Is this a valid procedure?
> A "valid procedure?"
> Hmm..
> Sounds like a eclectic procedure and situation to me.
My concern is wether this procedure results in a kernel that is
less optimized for the CPU it is running on than if Fedora had
been installed directly on that machine.

I don't know enough about Fedora installation to know what,
if any, processor related optimizations are made in the install
instead of boot time.

      Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX   caf at omen.com   www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
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