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Re: Minimal Boot Media?

Mike - EMAIL IGNORED:   (network *installing*)
> OK I did it, and used the URL:
>  http://srl.cs.jhu.edu/YUM/fedora/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os/
> which I selected because it is a Fedora mirror, probably under
> 100 miles from my computers, and responded rapidly when I looked
> at it with my browser.  My screen now shows "Starting install
> process.  This may take several minutes...". As of 14:16-0400,
> it has said this for about the last two hours.  Am I too
> impatient?  There are occasional signs of life.

I found doing a network install, like that, was faster than downloading
a huge ISO (never mind burning it, and the following steps).  Probably,
simply because you download only what you really use.

But there's a disadvantage if you have to restart, you lose what you've
done so far.  Doing it through a proxy with a large cache would avoid
that problem, though.  That was how I used to do multiple Windows

> I have just installed my own ftp "mirror" on a Win2k box on my
> LAN. Do you think this would be faster?

Yes, because it's local.  Most LANs are faster than most ISPs, including

[tim bigblack ~]$ rm -rfd /*^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Huname -ipr
2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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