[Mageia-discuss] How to solve this problem?

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Tue Nov 8 21:18:39 CET 2011

Op dinsdag 08 november 2011 18:53:26 schreef Thomas Backlund:
> Frank Griffin skrev 8.11.2011 14:23:
> > On 11/08/2011 12:46 AM, andre999 wrote:
> >> David W. Hodgins a écrit :
> >>> The only solution I can think of, would be for the installer to include
> >>> at least one functional web browser, with the option to start it once
> >>> the
> >>> network has been configured.
> NO.
> We wont bloat the boot.iso.
> If you want more functions than boot.iso, use dual or live iso

What thomas says here, is that the dual arch CD iso has about what you'll want 
for this, it can install a very basic system, which you can improve by 
installing more later (when your internet is working), or, even rescue mode 
(which is on that CD also) is a bit more than boot.iso .

furthermore, stage2 needs to be fetched when you're doing network install, so 
it's not on boot.iso.

and lastly, iirc the boot.iso is generated from the same code as the 
installers and livecd etc... if you want these extra functions, it'll need to 
be inside that, which would make the boot part of install CDs too big for 
anything else to fit on it...

So, no.

It's perfectly possible to do with with dual arch CD installer or the liveCD . 
network installs is meant for an installation where you have netinstall 
servers locally, or at least a stable and fast network, since this'll take a 
while to fetch everything.

AND if you do know what you're doing, as said before, you can use wget or 
netcat to get the job done, allthough i agree that it's far from simple to 
actually do that.

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