On 05/10/12 17:00, Adam Jackson wrote:
On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 09:16 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
>> Even if all of your objections are true, and who knows, they might be:
>> we already do provide alternatives. The Live media is not the only
>> install media.
> The other alternatives are either already DVDs or netinstall CDs which
> require a fast Internet connection (which people who don't even have a DVD
> drive are unlikely to have).
So the set of people we'd be inconveniencing is exactly the set of
people with no bandwidth and the inability to boot from anything larger
than a CD.
Do we think that's a statistically significant number of people, or are
we just arguing?
I suspect the number is pretty small if non-zero at all.
Fedora raises the hardware requirements now and then. The minimum cpu
required for i386 was changed a few versions back. Likewise very old
gfx cards tend to not be supported very well (see the guy running F11
for that reason). You need a not too small amout of memory to run the
livecd and the anaconda installer. I guess it is pretty hard to find
hardware which runs f18 well and can not boot from dvd or usb ...
Also, can the netinst.iso install from local media too? A usb key for
example? So you can use netinst.iso @ CD and install-dvd @ usbkey to
install if your box can boot from cd only ...