Posted May 25, 2012 12:05 UTC (Fri) by james
In reply to: Moving on
Parent article: Moving on
With one exception, that's pretty much what Fedora Live media does if you install it to hard disk. The "big tarball" is the live image you've booted, which gets uncompressed and expanded. Obviously, it includes enough information that the packages on the install can then be upgraded or removed just as they would be on any install.
The exception is that it does require a reboot to check that the newly install system will boot: given the state of firmware interfaces and the number of storage setups, this is probably necessary.
(Of course, there are a few more details, like adding users).
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