Install Fedora 13 from Hard Drive

Timothy Murphy gayleard at
Mon Jul 12 20:45:10 UTC 2010

JB wrote:

>> >> Need link or instructions on how to install from HDD.Currently have
>> >> F13 86x64
>> > but want to install 32 bit instead--

>> > Fedora site is your friend:
>> >
>> > then select Docs from left-side menu. then Fedora 13, then Installation
>> > Guide, then paragraph 4.7 Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation, etc.

>> I don't know what "etc" means at the end of this message.
>> but the instructions in para 4.7 are far from lucid, in my opinion.
>> They don't seem to mention the kernel or initrd files,
>> or how to start the installation.
>> The reader is referred to the anaconda rpm for instructions,
>> which seems to me bizarre.

> it is not bizarre ... (but if you read it, you will realize that the
> reference to anaconda is pro forma as a means of installation,

I'm not sure what pro forma means in this context

> with its
> summary of installation options only, and so you have to come back to
> Fedora Installation Guide to understand the whole installation procedure).
> Well, the "etc" meant that one has to read the Fedora Installation Guide
> to learn more, that is:
> Paragraphs 4.7 -> 6.2 -> 7.5 -> 7.6 .
> It is not that bad ... the second reading will get you there !

To me that is bizarre.
The whole process can be explained fully in a single page -
someone gave what I thought were pretty good instructions
in this thread -
so why take the reader on this roundabout journey?

Actually, I have always found the Fedora Installation Guide
more or less useless.
I would have thought it would be much better just to list
the various ways in which one can install Fedora,
and describe for each one exactly what one has to do.

Timothy Murphy  
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