[Novalug] boot trick??
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Sat Dec 12 14:17:43 EST 2009
On Sat, 12 Dec 2009, John Franklin wrote:
> On Dec 11, 2009, at 2:36 PM, Beartooth wrote:
>> Isn't there some way I can simply copy the DVD onto one
>> of the hard drives, if I get it in the right place, and then boot
>> from there?
> Yes, but you'll need to boot a different image from the CDROM
> Go to the http://www.fedora.redhat.com/en/get-fedora-all page
> and click the "i386 - Install CDs" link or the "x86_64 -
> Install CDs" link. Grab the "netinst" ISO. Should be about
> 200MB. Burn and boot that.
Burning it now -- maybe done.
Question : if "netinst" means what I think, can I do an
upgrade (not a fresh install) from a repo somewhere?
> When you get the boot menu, hit the Tab key and add to the boot
> options line "text askmethod" During the install, it'll ask
> you what media to use.
> Choose Hard Drive and it'll ask you which partition and the
> directory containing the ISO images (in this case the DVD
> for more docs on Hard Drive installs. (Yeah, it's RHEL docs,
> but the Fedora process is very similar if not identical.)
Supposing I don't try to install from a repo, is there an
optimal partition and directory to put it onto? Like right at /,
or /home, or some such?
Beartooth Staffwright, Erstwhile Historian of Tongues
Sclerotic Squirreler, Double Retiree, Linux Evangelist
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