F17 vs. Pentium 4

mwesten mwesten at verizon.net
Thu Apr 12 20:44:32 UTC 2012


On 04/12/2012 11:52 AM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, mwesten wrote:
>
>> On 04/11/2012 08:52 PM, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>>
>>>> Here is the final grub stanza:
>>>> title Install Fedora16 from iso 11 15:34
>>>> root (hd0,2)
>>>> kernel /isolinux16/vmlinuz repo=hd:LABEL=/home1:/iso16 acpi=off
>>>> processor.nocst=1 maxcpus=1 selinux=0
>>>> initrd /isolinux16/initrd.img
>
>> As far as "installing without media", I believe your repo= is incorrect.
>>
>> LABEL= takes a volume label, not a mountpoint. The blkid command will
>> tell you if there is one and what it is. You can set it with GPARTED.
>>
>> So, if blkid says the label of the /home1 partition is "F16DVD", use
>
> /home1 is the label.
> It's usual mountpoint is /homes .
>
>> repo=hd:LABEL=F16DVD:/iso16
>>
>> I would stick with F16 for now. Due to the changes in Anaconda for
>> F17, this gets a bit trickier to do...
>
> I'll use whichever I can get to work.
> So far, neither.
>

I get that it's been frustrating for you, but this is a bleeding-edge 
distribution which will have some issues now and then.  Also consider 
that you are trying to use a non-standard means of installation.

In any case, there still seems to be a problem with accessing the repo 
files.  I'm not sure what would cause the selinux message you saw.

I hope this /home1 is just a standard partition, without encryption or 
LVM.  Is that right?  Whenever I do this, I just stick the iso in the 
root of a FAT32 partition.

-Mike


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