With 7.1, a harddisk install now requires that the iso images be in the
partition selected rather than the former approach which had the whole
directory tree in "one big lump". This is a good option for some
circumstance and should remain.
However, since the "one big lump" is still supported (required) for nfs,
ftp, or http installs, the code for supporting it is still there.
Therefore, this RFE asks for a new harddisk option in addition to the
harddisk-iso current option to have a harddisk-directory-tree (one big
An example of its use is when tailoring comp files or adding addition
packages can be debug faster easier if this new option is implemented --
you do not need the disk space for the iso images in addition to the one
big lump AND you don't have to spend the time creating the iso images.
This is an RFE for 7.2.
Take a look at bug #18019 (and the countless dupes) and you'll see why we took
it away. For some reason, a *lot* of people doing hard drive installs download
the tree without setting their ftp client to binary mode. The people doing NFS
installs seem to know better. After all the time we've spent dealing with this
issue (that really wasn't a bug), we are not going to re-enable this method of