FC4 --> FC5T3. Via nfs from dvd iso. Howto bootstrap install.

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Thu Feb 23 08:29:31 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 20:59 -0500, Nat Gross wrote:
> On 2/22/06, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at insight.rr.com> wrote:
> > Nat Gross wrote:
> > > Basic question, folks.
> > > Machines A and B, both FC4.
> > > A is the one I want to upgrade to FC5.
> > > B has the dvd iso image in /nfs and is exported. (checksum ok.)
> >
> > Setup either an ext3 (not from an LVM) or a vfat partition on Computer B
> > which does not need to be mounted during the upgrade. Copy the DVD image
> > from Computer A over to computer B. Remember the partition designation
> > and directory where you transferred the DVD to. Burn a copy of the
> > boot.iso to a CDROM. Boot from the boot image and select install from CD.
> >
> > I believe the above is close but not 100% reliable for a how-to. It
> > sounds like it would be easier to burn the DVD and install from the DVD
> > itself.
> >
> > > A currently has B:/nfs mounted in /mnt/B.
> > > A can currently browse the iso ok.
> >
> >
> > I'm confused to the B: reference. Are you using FC4 or MS systems for
> > the mounts?
> Well, []at least] one of us is confused.<g>
> A was the system being upgraded, B is the system that has the dvd iso
> image sitting in /nfs, and is exported.
> In /mnt I have subdirs corresponding to hostnames of the servers
> sharing/exporting [via nfs]  various subdirs. So, in A's /mnt I have a
> b dir (/mnt/b/).
> No MS sharing going on at all here.
> > >
> > > Question: How do I get the show on the road.
> >
> > Burn a DVD or read how to install Fedora from an ISO image transferred
> > to disk.
> If I were able to find that info I wouldn't ask. I googled a LOT.

http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora-install-guide-en/fc4/

Paul.




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