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Re: I had high hopes for FC5, damn...



On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 15:16 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 14:43, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > >
> > > Using the NFS method you can just point anaconda at the directory on
> > > the NFS server containing the iso (or iso's if you use the cd images)
> > > and anaconda will take care of reading the files from the iso.  No
> > > loopback mounting needed on your part.  It's quite handy.
> > >
> > Very handy. Yet people say Linux is soo hard to install. :(
> 
> There is a lot of old documentation around that still says you
> have to extract all the rpms into a common directory to do
> a network install.   And it could be better: the boot sequence
> has a timeout so if you walk away and aren't there at the
> exactly the right time to enter 'linux askmethod' at the boot
> prompt (and servers with a lot of RAM to test can take a long
> time to get there) it bypasses the option and tries to install
> from the CD's you didn't burn.   I'd rather see 'askmethod'
> as the default, with the local CD as the default choice so
> it's just one more keypress if you do use the CDs but you'd
> always get your choice.

If you boot from the (small) boot.iso instead of CD1, askmethod is the
default.

Paul.


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