Bug 137276 - RFE: allow more format choices for various installs
RFE: allow more format choices for various installs
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-10-27 02:57 EDT by Ellen Shull
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-27 11:58:29 EDT
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Description Ellen Shull 2004-10-27 02:57:35 EDT
Description of problem: 
I keep a copy of rawhide on disc.  To test the rc trees, I figured 
I'd save time and bandwidth by just syncing it to the rc1 tree, then 
booting off a copy of the rc rescue cd to do a local disk install... 
But NOOOOO, it had to have copies of the ISO images on disc.  A tree 
with all the packages wasn't good enough for it. 
Ok, whatever.  So I try an http install, and point it to the iso/ 
directory on testing.fedora, since it just said it wanted iso 
But NOOOOO, now it wants a tree with the packages, instead of iso 
I did switch it to the os/ directory and the http install then worked 
fine.  But in case it's not blatantly obvious where I'm headed here, 
I think either format of the data (isos or package tree) should work 
with any retrieval method the installer supports. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
anaconda- as of this writing.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-27 11:58:29 EDT
ISOs are preferred in almost all cases, but aren't usable for HTTP/FTP
installs as I can't loopback mount an ISO via FTP/HTTP.  

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