Re: Small rant: installer environment size

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On Thu, Dec 08, 2022 at 02:12:22PM -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, drago01 <drago01@xxxxxxxxx> said:
> > Again there is no reason why everything on the disk image had to be loaded
> > into memory in the first place. Same way when you boot your installed
> > system, not everything on disk is loaded into memory. If you don't need the
> > firmware, it should stay on the install media and never be loaded into
> > memory.
> That only works for cases where there is local install media.  Network
> installs require downloading and image and running it from RAM.

That's not really true as long as the web server supports random
access and/or you use NBD or NFS root.


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