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Re: Launching anaconda on an already-installed system ...



On Fri, 2002-02-08 at 16:27, ext Bill Crawford wrote:
>  Hi,
> 
>  A week or three back, Erik said:
> 
> > You can run anaconda on an already installed machine and have
> > it install into a subdirectory, skipping all of the mounting
> > stuff. You'd have to partition by hand, but you *should* even be
> > able to kickstart this way.
> >
> > Install anaconda-runtime and run "anaconda -r /path/to/install -m
> > nfs://path/to/full/nfs/tree". Note that the second path needs to be
> > CD1 + CD2 (overlaid!), not just pointing to a CD (well, unless you
> > don't need any packages from CD2 anyway). You'll need to install
> > lilo/grub yourself, but the correct config file should get written
> > out. A modules.conf and other minutia (sp??) will need to show up
> > somehow as well. Again, that shouldn't be impossible as long as
> > you're installing similiar machines. Once it boots kudzu will do
> > most of that bit for you anyway.
> 
>  I've not been able to get this to work.  It launches OK (and I'm
> quite impressed with the speed and whatnot of it running under the
> real X server and not on the framebuffer) but then bombs out after
> it gets to the "partitioning" dialog ... should that not be skipped
> when I've specified a root to install to?

It still tries to *read* the partition tables on each drive you have
present so you'll need to run it as root. It'd be nice to have at least
a command line switch to turn the whole partitioning code off for these
kind of purposes...

	- Panu -





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