Joe Zeff wrote:
> What would that mean? Normally, you are overwriting the hard
> where would you put the installer files?
I think he means extracting the .iso to one partition and using it
install Fedora on the rest of the drive (or even on a different drive)
while not reformatting that partition.
I'm not sure why he wants to do
this, but it does look like it should be possible.
Because it seems to me to cut out one step in a fairly onerous process.
At the moment I download the ISO to /dev/sda9 (or something like that),
and then install it on a USB stick, which in my case seems to take
an average of 2 or 3 attempts, and then install the OS from the stick.
The basic assumption seems to be that most people will burn a CD or DVD.
Is that true any more?
It is years since I burned a CD, and in fact several machines I have
don't have a CD/DVD drive.
I normally use the LiveUSB Creator to get a live OS on a USB stick.
But as I said, this usually takes me a couple of tries,
eg because the USB stick is not in the correct state.
(I've found that Windows offers the most reliable way of preparing
the USB stick.)
Personally, I have several partitions that have nothing to do with Fedora,
eg for photos or Windows, and that is where I download the ISO.
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School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin