bogus images/README file on DVD

Andre Robatino andre at
Sat Apr 17 21:29:05 UTC 2010

Tom Horsley <horsley1953 <at>> writes:

> I was just trying to figure out how to install from a DVD image
> on a system with only a CD drive, and went looking for the
> boot.iso file I used to be able to boot to access the DVD
> image mounted under a web server in another computer.
> I found the images directory and the README file in there
> which describes boot.iso in glowing terms, but there isn't
> a boot.iso file in the image directory (at least not on
> the F13 beta x86_64 dvd).
> So how do I do the install these days? Download the netinst
> iso file from the mirrors?

Although boot.iso isn't in the DVD ISO, the files it contains are almost
identical to ones that are in the ISO, so you can use rsync to generate it with
negligible (less than 1 MB) bandwidth.  (This also works with install CD #1.)

cp Fedora-13-Beta-x86_64-DVD.iso Fedora-13-Beta-x86_64-netinst.iso

rsync -avzP rsync://\

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