On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 03:58 +0000, Amadeus W.M. wrote:
On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 19:17:06 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> I'm trying to install F9 on a machine that doesn't have a DVD drive. I
> burned the boot.iso and boot from that.
> I mount the install DVD on another machine and NFS export it. I can
> mount the exported directory on another machine (and even that machine
> booted with its current F7).
> I boot for the boot ISO and select NFS install. I assign the IPv4
> address, netmask, gateway, and nameserver as they are defined for other
> machines on the LAN and specify the IP address and directory of the NFS
> serving machine. IPv6 is disabled.
> But the installer is always unable to mount the NFS volume.
> Is there something I'm missing?
When installing from alternative media such as the hard disk or nfs, you
tell the installer the drive (e.g. /dev/sda2) and the directory where the
actual ISO image resides (e.g. Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso).
That was it, thanks!
To make the install faster, do a hard disk install. That is, put the iso
image on the machine you want to install, on a partition that you do not
format during the install (e.g. in /home/user). If you're installing on a
machine that's not already running linux, then you must do a network
It didn't seem as though the installer recognizes LVM volumes. But the
net install is working fine.
On the machine with dvd drive:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso
then transfer it to the target machine.
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