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Re: manual selection of devices

Eric Delaunay <delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr> writes:

> We could safely move it near top of the list, maybe just after the
> keyboard selection step.  It is already there for diskless install,
> btw.  Network configuration is kept in the ramdisk (under
> /tmp/notarget) until a root partition is mounted.  It is then copied
> on.  Therefore it is safe to configure the network at anytime.

The problem is that while trying to configure the network before
loading modules make a lot of sense for non-i386, it makes almost no
sense for i386.  For i386, configure network should be right after
"install kernel and modules".

What I think we should do is:

  at the install kernel and modules step, offer alternate of configure

  after kernel/modules step, if network not already configured,
    configure network.

Sound good?  Any volunteers?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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