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jimc52 11-18-2005 10:53 AM

fstab & Anaconda & GRUB
I need to learn more about the fstab that Anaconda creates for installation. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how to work with Anaconda and fstab. I presume if you are doing a non-graphical installation, you have more of a chance to interact with fstab.

Also, how can I affect the compiler options for the kernel during installation? Is there a URL or site that will give me more specific detail on the compiler options and how to do it? I understand that if the compiler is told to compile at a lower run level, (of course it takes longer), but the outcome is a lot more stable. Typically, I have read, the gcc or g++ compiler is given a runtime level of 3, but this must be an automated process in the graphical Anaconda install routine. Is this accessible?

How about other compiler options?

Does anyone know which compiler Anaconda uses?

Thanks. Jim

TruongAn 11-19-2005 09:32 AM

I just know something:
1) RedHat keep the source of Anaconda
2) Though you use text installion, you still have no chance to interact with fsab, it is auto-genrate.
3) The kernel in the distro is pre-compiled. Nothing to do with them, Anaconda install them, don't compile them. If it compile them, the install process may take a whole day on slow computer such as mine.

jcliburn 11-22-2005 07:44 PM

Strictly speaking, you don't ever get the chance during installation to modify /etc/fstab, however you do get the chance to specify and customize your disk partitions -- no matter whether you choose the text or graphical installer.

Like TruongAn says, no compilation occurs during installation -- Anaconda merely installs a series of precompiled binaries, called "RPMs". If you want to modify the kernel, you have to do it after installation, and it requires that you first install the source RPMs.

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