On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 08:52:40AM -0600, Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
Abhik Das wrote:
>How can we install Fedora core 2 / 3 without burning iso images to CD?
I guess you simply want to avoid downloading 2-3GB of ISO images?
[ snip ]
Actually there is a way you can install Fedora core without a boot CD or a
boot USB device.
First you will need a copy of the boot.iso.
then mount it
mount -o loop boot.iso /mnt
Next make a new dir in you /boot directory
Next copy the contents of /mnt/isolinux to the directory you just created.
cp /mnt/isolinux /boot/upgrade
Finally modify your grub.conf to have to be able to boot from /boot/upgrade/
make it look something like this
title Fedora Core (Upgrade)
kernel /upgrade/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
From the Grub Menu choose
Fedora Core (Upgrade)
Now you can follow the rest of the instructions in this thread.
As soon as you get first Fedora splash screen, on boot prompt type
"linux askmethod". Boot loader will load the kernel, than Anaconda
installer will start, and will ask you what installation method you wish
to use. It will also ask you to configure your ethernet card (either
static config or DHCP can be used). For network installs, you can
choose between NFS, FTP, and HTTP. Choose FTP or HTTP (NFS is mostly
usefull if you have local copy of Fedora install tree exported over NFS)
and when asked just point it to your favorite Fedora mirror. For
example, if Fedora installation tree is located at
, than you would provide
this to Anaconda:
for list of mirror sites, and choose the
one closest to you. All of them should have i386 directory somewhere,
each with os and iso subdirectories. Installation tree is under os
Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic(a)pbl.ca> Pollard Banknote Limited
Systems Administrator 1499 Buffalo Place
Tel: (204) 474-2323 ext 276 Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L7
fedora-list mailing list
To unsubscribe: http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list
Gunnar vS Kramm
San Francisco, CA
gpg public key: