With Anaconda supporting network install, what is preventing Fedora from providing a Spin/Version choice before installation ? This is both a question and an invitation to rethink the way we keep downloading and writing newer/different installation media to USB keys or CD/DVDs.
Anaconda should be able to check if a newer version of itself is available and offer to update before install.
This would solve multiple situations !
You could use a single Fedora installation media to install :
- A different Spin from the internet.
- A different version like Silverblue, Server, CentOS or CentOS Stream.
- A later version when available like F33 or even choose rawhide.
- Keep the Fedora installer on a USB key and never have to worry about downloading a newer version of the installer as it will just update itself.
- Download/update a live “recovery” image on the USB disk and reboot to it.
I feel that this is to be expected for an installer in 2020. I suppose it could also help to consolidate all the different families of Fedora products in a more cohesive installation process.
If it where available, I’d buy a Fedora labeled USB key that would only serve that purpose instead of trying to find a empty one in the drawer !