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
The real answre here isn't going to be bootstrapping in a chroot but full
support for Xen. In the works for FC5
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!