Re: manual selection of devices
Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Eric Delaunay <email@example.com> 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".
Oops, forgot that :(
> What I think we should do is:
> at the install kernel and modules step, offer alternate of configure
We already have 2 alternate steps here:
Initialize a Linux Partition
Mount a Previously-Initialized Partition
So do we replace one of them with "configure the network" or do we need to
support a third alternate entry?
> after kernel/modules step, if network not already configured,
> configure network.
Something like that:
Install the kernel and modules
Configure device driver modules <--- entries moved up
Configure the network <---
Install the base system
Configure the base system
> Sound good? Any volunteers?
Could be, but not before next week.
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