Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 810513
update repo= documentation about partial installation trees
Last modified: 2012-05-07 06:38:31 EDT
Description of problem:
Since F17 anaconda split its root image from initrd, we have a new use case - we want to boot the installer from PXE, but we want to install the packages from online repositories, without the requirement to have it mirrored locally. 
Currently repo= documentation says it's not possible:
"This option must point to a valid yum repository."
However, Will Woods confirmed this use case is to be supported. Please update repo= documentation to say that the remote location doesn't have to contain package repository, just the required images (that is currently broken by bug 790348).
> adamw so you can pass repo= for a location which does not in fact contain packages, but does contain the installer 16:10
> adamw and anaconda should deal correctly with that? 16:10
> wwoods as long as there's a .treeinfo file that points to the [stage2] mainimage it should work
Or, wwoods proposed to create an alternative solution if repo= couldn't be adjusted:
> kparal I'm 100% sure that missing yum repository in the repo= location aborts installation. I reported bug about it. I can dig it up 16:14
> wwoods kparal: if that's the case I'll make sure we have some alternate method to boot with just images
Please either adjust the documentation (and fix the linked bug) (preferred), or create a new solution for that use case instead.
I believe this is fixed by the new stage2= documentation: