A different way of installing Fedora

Gavin Flower GavinFlower at archidevsys.co.nz
Thu Sep 26 01:33:00 UTC 2013

On 26/09/13 13:26, David wrote:
> On 9/25/2013 9:13 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX wrote:
>> 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.
> More clearly said? Name two other people with your situation please.
This a procedure, that I might like to do something like.

I have a working F19 installation on a box with a Haswell processor. It 
would be good if I could clone that, boot the clone on a box with an 
older Intel processor (though also a quad core 64 bit processor) and 
make minor changes.

I suspect that there will be more than 3 people interested.


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