[Server-devel] Pungi minimal installer, comps.xml trick

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Mon Sep 1 15:07:53 EDT 2008

Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 3:14 AM, Robin Norwood <robin.norwood at gmail.com>
>> The people working on Anaconda are moving towards deprecating the
>> text-only installer, if not completely,
>> then for most cases.
> Yes, I've seen notes in that direction and discussion on the buildsys
> list. It's there in F9, so I'll take advantage of it while I can, and
> revisit on the next rebase.
> It is not clear to me how the anaconda team will support installs on
> embedded systems over serial port. And I have to keep that in mind for
> some of the HW options we have for the XS.

Wouldn't a vnc install work here?

>> OTOH, if you're doing kickstart installs of these things, then you
>> don't need the graphical installer after all.
> It must support both kickstart-driven (for deployments) and
> interactive (for developers and pilot sites mainly). The interactive
> needs are not very complex (partitioning mainly) so as long as a
> limited text mode remains, we're ok...

The advantage is the better disk tools with the graphical installer.
Think I'll play with the vnc install for a bit.


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