On 12/19/2014 07:21 PM, Zoltan Hoppar wrote:
I'm writing this mail because I would like to ask an advice.
times I read on our main mailing-list channels that many of our Fedora
users are restricted with bandwidth, and accessing media. It was
always mostly a pain in the neck to distribute media or enough
installer for events for many countries (India, Africa, and so on).
But If I would like to resurrect / do it otherwise the Fedora Live
Station - what is originally made available for anyone to create live
sticks - what kind of small hw or barebone or ARM device would like to
use for it to create an locally usable (probably no network) micro
Last month during an event in China, I bring my Raspberry Pi with 16G sd
card there for pxe installation of Fedora 20. I just configured it using
the Fedora 20 Install DVD. However, I did not see any install DVD for
Fedora 21 yet.
The target would be that who are not able to access through network
our distribution - at install parties would be able to request such
possibly credit card sized Fedora Live Station what is possibly loaded
with Fedora 21 server, cobbler, and it's webui, LiveUSB installer,
every current images, maybe a reduced package repo and so on..... that
possibly at the end - if we put out this box at events or send over to
suffering countries to install events makes ease the pain?
My question would be also that:
1. How big SD/SSD is would be required to contain most of the ISO's
and/or local repo on this tiny server?
In my opinion, if we just want to support
one architecture(one of i386,
x86_64), we just need one DVD size(as I said above, Fedora 20 Install
DVD works fine for me before).
2. Cobbler can support our Live USB media creator?
3. Cobbler with webUI can be our .next generation Live station if we
can simplify the UI to buttons only level?
4. Is it possible to create viral installing - I mean if you create an
another installation - you can trigger an another with it and so on?
I think this
can be configured with Kickstart.
5. How small cheap can be this server, if the size weight is
because of sending over countries?
If the speed of RPi is considered as bearable, I think it is cheap
enough. But still I am not sure how many users it can hold at one time.
If it is not fine enough, I think cubieboard 3 (cubietrunk?) may work
better. But I did not test it.
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