Bug 168050 - It would be nice to be able to easily bootstrap fedora in a chroot
Summary: It would be nice to be able to easily bootstrap fedora in a chroot
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2005-09-11 17:25 UTC by Guido Trotter
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-19 18:06:09 UTC
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Description Guido Trotter 2005-09-11 17:25:50 UTC
Fedora already supports bootstrapping itself in a chroot, for example as
described in http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraXenQuickstart .
Unfortunately to use the procedure you need a MAKEDEV compatible with the one
shipped by fedora, and yum. It would be nice to have an easier method to
bootstrap it from inside a different linux distribution, for use with xen and
other virtualization tecniques (eg: uml, linux-vserver).

Other distribution already do this (eg, gentoo with the stage tarballs, debian
and ubuntu with "debootstrap") and I think it would be a nice enhancement for
fedora too...

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-19 18:06:09 UTC
The real answre here isn't going to be bootstrapping in a chroot but full
support for Xen.  In the works for FC5

Comment 2 Guido Trotter 2005-09-20 07:25:57 UTC
Not completely true... Other other distributions (eg. suse) support xen but only
have a possibility to install a new version of themselves starting from their
cotrol panel, which doesn't help if the host system is a different one.

What I'm recommending is that it should be kept simple to install Fedora even
starting from something which is not Fedora!

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