Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46433
Add installation option from already mounted filesystem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:17 EDT
Description of Enhancement:
As discussed on the Dell conference call on Tuesday, 26 June, one
additional feature we would like to see is "installation from arbitrary
filesystem". In our case, we would like to install from NCPFS filesystem.
The way that I think we could go about this is to boot a custom
kernel/initrd combination that that boots, configures the network, mounts
the filesytem, then calls 'loader' with an argument telling it where the
installation media is. It just so happens that we have already developed
this kernel/initrd from another project, so adding the steps necessary to
complete this option would be minimal from our end.
So, the only thing we need in anaconda to support this would be an option
telling it that we have already taken care of mounting the install sources.
the way to implement this is to design your own initrd that sets up the
mountpoints. Then invoke anaconda with:
/usr/bin/anaconda -m dir://path/that/you/mounted/the/distro
closing per our phone discussion