I do these all the time, you want to choose the server in one dialog
field, http://ftp.heanet.ie and then put the path to the os dir in the
Michael Watterson wrote:
> Actually that only SEEMED to work, loading the next stage of the
> installer, asking gateway settings, timezone.
>> Fails on reading packages.
>http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/releases/9/Fedora/i386/os/>> Says "unable to read package metadata from repository"
>>>> Michael Watterson wrote:
>> I've done Debian and Ubuntu network installs. Just automatically gets
>> the packages off the net.
>>>> Fedora 9 boot CD Network install was downloaded and burnt.
>>>> 1) It boots
>> 2) after usual language/keyboard it asks for source of packages
>>>> Obviously only NFS or URL is going to work...
>>>> Only URL for Internet
>> But it expects you to type in an address.
>>>> Googling doesn't immediately suggest one. The "Network Install" looks
>> suspiciously like LAN install rather than Debian's Boot CD and
>> install from Internet .
>>>> I have 20Mbps internet, but no DVD drive on the target PC, only CD.
>>>> Any ideas for a URL on the Internet?
>>>>> A more creative google found
> "I used: *fedora.lsu.edu*Ã‚Â (no “http://”) for the server and
> “*dist/linux/core/6/i386/os/*” (note there’s no leading slash but there
> is a trailing slash, and don’t type the quotes–duh) for the source
>> it does want the http:// or else ftp://
>>http://*dist/linux/core/9/i386/os/>> works :)
>>> Sorry for bothering the list.
>>>> Michael Watterson
> Senior Development Engineer
>> T: +353 85 7403830 F: +353 1 2569229 E: mwatterson at digiweb.ie A:
> College Business & Technology Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland
> W: http://www.digiweb.ie/>>>
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