On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 13:23 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Fedora checks the CDs before installation.
> I've never known a CD that passed the check fail to work.
>> I had a network or machine failure last night
> while downloading FC-3 disk4.
>> Incidentally, I have 5 machines (or 6, if martha lives long enough)
> to upgrade to FC-3, so network installation would be impractical anyway.
FWIW, when I do an install of Fedora, I perform a Network install using
NFS, and I'd have to agree with Paul it is alot more reliable than CD.
(From experience, I have had 2 upgrades die due to faulty CD media, one
of those even after a CD check).
I download the binary ISO's and put them in a directory on my server:
I then share this using NFS using the Fedora NFS tool (system-config-
Then I burn Disc 1 to CD.
For installation, I boot of the cd and at the boot prompt I type:
which leads to the initial stage of the install where you set up your
language and keyboard. Then I select he install type as nfs, and
configure networks settings (I select dhcp as I have a DHCP server on my
network). after this, it asks for the address of the NFS server, and the
share location, so for my example I put 192.168.1.2 for the server, and
the share location as: /shared/isos/fc3
The installer then checks the images, automagically loopback mounts them
in the background, and kicks off the graphical installer, which then
proceeds as normal, except no changing of CD's :)
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