I'm not entirely sure I follow. If you're looking to justify a
perception of broad interest, I probably won't be able to offer much on
For my current purposes, the idea is to be able to to run a full
GNU/Linux environment on top of a machine that has a simple system
already installed without touching the system as it's installed on disk,
in this particular case for testing/running third-party imaging software
(not my idea) with no hardware reconfiguration.
Another benefit is speed; it's hard to match (estimated) 60 seconds from
bare metal to full-fledged init 3 (init 5 if you want to spend the time
setting it up) when you're in a hurry and don't have time to re-load a
I also seem to recall there being a time when smartctl was not available
from rescue mode, but it looks like that concern is obsolete (may have
been for a long time now). Even so, from time to time there's something
I need to do to recover a failing system that I can't quite seem to do
from a rescue shell.
So the only benefit that I see in this case that would apply to the
Fedora world at large is just the instant-provisioning aspect, which
probably is or will be subsumed by a more general set of functionality,
such as <shudder> cobbler.
See anything of potentially real value here?
Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Phil Regier <email@example.com> wrote:
I forgot to CC the list on the last message, so in case anyone else is
interested, this did work quite well after a little local tweaking.
It may or may not be interesting to note that anaconda under Fedora 9 failed
to run to completion from the command line, but it worked very well under 8.
Thanks again, Bill!
A secondary question is what do people need stateless linux to do?
What are the places it is useful and how can it be built to do that? A
sort of 10 things that can be hacked on and checked off.
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