A different way of installing Fedora

David dgboles at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 01:38:47 UTC 2013

On 9/25/2013 9:33 PM, Gavin Flower wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Gavin

Well. Than answers that then. You now have a somewhat limited eclectic
'circle jerk'. Enjoy.



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