FC6T3 In isolation
jpearson42 at wowway.com
Mon Sep 18 13:39:59 UTC 2006
Mon Sep 18 09:16:14 EDT 2006
At a computer show over the weekend, I purchased a set of vanilla
components, and put together an AMD Sempron box with which to test FC6T3. I
was a location without Internet access, but I had media checked my copy of
the DVD before leaving.
The hardware checks and initial bootup were flawless.
When I got to the Ethernet related dialog, I opted for a static address, not
being sure what would happen otherwise. I disabled the IPv6 connectivity,
but anaconda demanded an IPv6 address anyway. When I could not guess
correctly the form or substance of a valid address, the installation was
I tried again, allowing automatic address selection, but making sure the
card was marked inactive. I created the simplest disc allocation scheme
manually, and accepted the default selection of packages. Installation
completed without incident and the firstboot dialog was fine.
[Asbestos underwear on] I normally use a KDE desktop. So I remounted the
installation DVD, and found the Add/Remove Program option. The result was
death from isolation. The program wanted Internet connectivity, while I had
a DVD which should have been good to go.
Shouldn't the installation media be self contained?
Normally, I have access to the Internet during an installation. But does
this mean that a standalone installation is impossible without selection an
'Everything' option on the first go?
Is Fedora Core [Testing or otherwise] unusable on a standalone machine?
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