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Re: installing Fedora w/o booting from CD



On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 13:50 -0500, Ian Pilcher wrote:
> vincent fail wrote:
> > I want to install fedora on a old pc that doesn't have
> > an option setting in the bios that allows the pc to
> > boot from a CD.
> 
> Is any OS installed right now?  All you really need to get going is the
> kernel (vmlinuz) and ramdisk image (initrd.img) that can be found on the
> first CD.  If you can get those on the system somehow and configure a
> bootloader properly, you should be good to go.
> 
> (I've completely stopped burning disks for installations.  I simply
> download the DVD ISO, loopback mount it, get the kernel and ramdisk
> image, and add them to my GRUB configuration.)
> 
> -- 
> ========================================================================
> Ian Pilcher                                        i pilcher comcast net
> ========================================================================

You can also use yum or rpm to do installs like this as well, their is
an example @ http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraXenQuickstart.

I built some FC4 images using Yum and some Centos 4.1 images using rpm.

Regards,
Ted


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