I have the Fedora 8 now working:
The morals of this story:
1) The fedora 9 Rescue/Net install CD is different to the fedora 8 CD in
menus and functionality
2) Your system doesn't boot if you use F9 CD to Net install Fedora 8
3) F9 Net install seems to have a problem with F9 Internet
repositories, but not F8 ones.
4) F9 is available as Separate CDs rather than just DVD, F8 seems mostly
to be only DVD. The point of Linux for many server applications is to
use older HW that does not have Quad Core 4GHZ CPUs, 4G RAM and DVD drives.
5) You need to know the URL of the distro os directory, unlike other
Distros which are automatic
6) Using actual Fedora 8 Rescue CD download, and http://ftp.heanet.ie
and pub/fedora/linux/releases/8/Fedora/i386/os/ worked. No trailing /
on 1st and no leading / on second. Fedora 9 is totally different.
Thanks folk, esp. Glen Gray for all the help.
Glen Gray wrote:
> When you chroot into the drive, you probably need to run grub-install
> against the device sda or whatever your disk is.
> Glen Gray
>slaine at slaine.org>>>>> On 19 Jun 2008, at 16:57, Michael Watterson wrote:
>>> Glen Gray wrote:
>>> I've done it via the GUI mode once before and it just worked, so I'm
>>> not sure what to say there.
>>>>>> Glad the text mode is working out ok.
>>>>>>>> New problem
>>>> Completed Internet install for Fedora 8
>>>> but after linux decompresses at HDD boot
>> Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
>> mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
>>>> I tried CD recovery boot
>> It "found" the Linux install and suggested I needed to chroot
>> /mnt/sysimage and then exit to reboot
>> (sounded unlikely and indeed no difference)
>>>> maybe at early point of install I should have not picked "delete
>> everything" and do default scheme?
>>>> 40G PATA / IDE drive
>>>> Dell Dimension 4550 with 512M RAM
>>>> Any ideas folks?
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