Idea for (kindof) USB based installation
I believe it would be nice to add a new mode of installation:
Put /boot on USB/sdcard, put everything else on HDD/SSD/NVMe/SAN.
This way we would be able to:
- Use any device as main disk (root FS) device, even if the server itself does not support booting from it
- Avoid problems with dying media due to excessive overwrites
It should be relatively simple addition I believe and could have a lot of value for people working on older hardware (like HP DL < Gen9, booting from NVMe/SAS in passthrough mode) etc.
Sadly, it's not that simple. Allowing to change the partition layout will add probably a lot of complexity to maintain. However, we are not against a contribution, then we could judge the risk on getting it upstream or not