Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446543
Misleading info in "Download files" section
Last modified: 2008-06-28 17:06:25 EDT
"Download the boot.iso image for a minimal boot CD or USB flash drive.
Write the image to the approriate physical media to create bootable media."
I read this as "boot.iso contains everything needed for a minimal install".
In actual fact, it's saying that boot.iso is a minimally sized image for
fast downloads, but still needs an external source of packages. This is
reinforced by the next paragraph, which says that netinst.iso is a reduced
size boot CD, implying that boot.iso isn't, which further lends credence
to my interpretation.
The wording could certainly be improved to make this clearer.