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Re: d-i using kexec

Justin Pryzby wrote:
> Has anybody ever considered the possibility of a 0-reboot
> installation?
> It seems that this should be possible with (or without?) kexec.
> I think the reason the installer presently reboots is to load the
> *real* kernel (which will be used during normal runtime) rather than
> the installer kernel.

That and so if it *doesn't* boot, you don't find yourself 3 hours (or 3
days) into installing Debian only to have to start over because of some
problem with the boot loader.

Note that in some installation methods in expert mode, there is a menu
item down near the bottom that lets you run the second stage if
installation without rebooting, although this is not well tested.

see shy jo

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