FC4 --> FC5T3. Via nfs from dvd iso. Howto bootstrap install.
nat101l at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:25:38 UTC 2006
On 2/22/06, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at insight.rr.com> wrote:
> Nat Gross wrote:
> > On 2/22/06, Jim Cornette <fc-cornette at insight.rr.com> wrote:
> >> Nat Gross wrote:
> >>>>> 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.
> >> Thanks for the information. i assumed the letter for the mounts were C:
> >> sort of designations.
> >> I googled a bit and found the below link.
> >> http://fedoranews.org/dowen/nfsinstall/
> > Well you DEFINITELY can google better then me.<g> (It's an art on its own.)
> >> I hope this helps you with the installation.
> > Yes!
> There were many links that were pretty much personal sites with a lot of
> tips and tricks. I did not find those hits useful and lucked out on
> finding the above information using google.
> >> Since you have a CD-RW on the computer you wish to upgrade, transferring
> >> the dvd.iso over to the computer you wish to update and burning a
> >> boot.iso or rescue CD iso should allow you to install from the dvd.iso
> >> image that you transferred.
> > Ok. Now this is new. I can have the dvd iso on the same machine being upgraded?
> > I thought it has to be on another machine and hence resort to nfs.
> On regular partitions it is possible to install from hard drive with FAT
> or ext3. I believe the only requirement is that this location for the
> source dvd.iso cannot be mounted as part of the future install. I used
> this method before with all of the cd.iso files downloaded to a
> directory on an unused for new distribution partition. All I needed to
> do was to boot from either the rescue cd or boot.iso and select hard
> disk install. From there, I had to supply the partition location and the
> directory where the iso images were installed. The installation using
> this method seemed to work out well and seemed to install quicker than
> installing from DVD. You also did not have to change CDs for every
> instance that the installer needed additional data. It installed from
> one to the next iso.
Valuable info. Thanks.
> When you get the computer up and running the test distro,
> fedora-test-list and bugzilla are the helpful lists and bug reporting
> sites. Hopefully you will catch bugs which will prevent the final burn
> for FC5 to not have as many bugs as the previous distributions burned
> with. This is supposed to be a cleanup phase before the release of FC5.
> There are not a lot of new additions to this phase of testing.
Shall do. (Already subscribed to test list yesterday.)
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