Installing F7 by CD and not by DVD
wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 04:15:23 UTC 2007
On Sun, 2007-06-03 at 09:54 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
> Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> There are several choices here:
> >> Use the Live CD images
> >> Use the boot.iso/rescue.iso and do a network installation from
> >> http/ftp/nfs
> >> Use boot.iso/rescue.iso, put the DVD image in the hard disk in one
> >> partition and install it another partition.
> > There are several choices, I agree.
> > (I am using one of them.)
> > But this does not alter the fact that
> > the decision to drop the CD installation set
> > was completely incomprehensible, to me at least.
> > You might as well put up a banner reading,
> > "Don't install Fedora if you are a home user.
> > Try Ubuntu instead."
> > Surely the aim should be to make it as easy as possible
> > for as many people as possible to install Fedora.
> > It is not meant to be an obstacle race.
> OK....maybe I'm an idiot (please don't ask my wife).
> But I just did the following....
> 1. Downloaded Fedora-7-KDE-Live-i686.iso via bit torrent.
> 2. Burned the CD.
> 3. Booted from the CD.
> 4. When KDE came up I clicked on the large "Install to Disk" icon and the
> OS installed to HD.
> 5. Rebooted the system from HD.
> 6. Answered the questions in the "First Boot Dialog".
> 7. Logged in as the user created in #6 and then ran the package manager to
> add what I wanted that wasn't on the CD. This downloaded the rest of the
> packages from the net.
> 8. I'm done.
> AFAIK, this is *exactly* what Ubuntu does.
> So, what am I missing?
The chance to bitch about how it is all broken and somebody had better
do something or "I'm going to switch to unbuntu where I don't need *any*
disks." Thank you Ed, for being a GOOD complete idiot.
We are brothers in complete idiocy, proud of it too. :) Ric
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