Wednesday, June 6. 2007
Erasing the distinction between these two group of packages opened up the way for any community member to maintain any type of package. It also meant that the package set became too large to fit on a single-sided DVD. Rather than arbitrarily select a group of packages to go on disc, a set of tools was created which can take any set of packages -- including ones from third-party repositories -- and build a custom installation image or a live environment which can be booted and run entirely from optical or USB media.
Monday, June 4. 2007
Fedora 7 offers more distribution and installation options than any previous version of Fedora.
The Fedora torrents and mirrors offer seven different Fedora DVD and CD images:
The Live discs may be used to directly run Fedora without installing it, but they may also be used to perform a minimal installation to hard disk. This minimal installation will not include most server software or large desktop applications such as OpenOffice.org.
The actual Fedora 7 installation process is very similar to the Fedora 6 installation process. If you haven't performed a Fedora installation before, get the free Chapter 1 from my book Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution on the O'Reilly web site (click the Sample Chapter link).
Many people would like to install Fedora 7 on a system without a working DVD drive. This is easily done using a network installation if you have another Linux system available on the network, as I wrote on the fedora-list yesterday:
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