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Re: questions on how to install Fedora 7 from downloaded iso



On Sat, 2007-07-28 at 16:52 -0700, Darlene Wallach wrote:
> stan wrote:
> > On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 01:20:50 -0700
> > Darlene Wallach <freepalestin dslextreme com> wrote:
> > 
> > [snip]
> > 
> > 
> [snip]
> > 
> > You might have problems with this because F7 expects the partitions to
> > be named as sda instead of hda.  All drives are treated as scsi now
> > whether they are or not.  There is information on this in the release
> > notes online.
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F7ReleaseSummary
> > 
> > 
> Thank you - I need to remember to read!
> So I should modify grub to:
> title Fedora 7 install
>            root (hd0,0)
>            kernel /vmlinuz-f7-install ro root=/dev/sda3
>            initrd /initrd-f7-install.img
> 
> > 
> >>What I'm not sure of is if the install will allow me to
> >>access the external hard drive for the installation.
> > 
> > Which external hard drive?  I see only the hda drive mentioned.
> 
> I have a external firewire harddrive onto which I
> downloaded the dvd iso. I copied the following two files
> to the /boot on my internal drive.
> /tmp/mountpoint/isolinux/initrd.img
> /tmp/mountpoint/isolinux/vmlinuz
> 
> My question is when I start the installation, will I
> have access to the external firewire harddrive for
> the install.
> > 
> >>Have I made any mistakes in what I plan on doing?
> > 
> > 
> > It reads to me like you want to boot your existing system with the F7
> > kernel.  Is this correct?  I'm not clear on what you are trying to do
> > here.  
> 
> Since my BIOS will not allow me to boot from my SCSI
> CD-ROM I am following procedures Conor Daly sent me
> to get around the problem. Last time I had CDs that
> the install directed me to insert for the the full
> installation. Since I don't have CDs I'm wondering
> if having downloaded the DVD iso to the external
> harddrive I will be able to install F7 from the
> DVD iso I downloaded.
> > 
> >>Thank you for your attention and patience,
> >>
> >>Darlene Wallach
> >>
> > 
> > Andy's suggestion of installing a cheap IDE DVD-ROM is a good one if
> > you can afford it.  You bypass all of this.  Of course, you might
> > consider this to be fun.  ;-)
> > 
> 
> I cannot afford even a cheap $15 IDE DVD-ROM. And this
> can be educational for me.
> 
> Thank you for the heads up about sda vs hda and the
> link to the release notes.
> 
> Darlene Wallach
> 
> 
> 
Hi, Darlene,
	I bought a used one from a PC overhauler for $10. If that helps.  There
are some in most larger communities where systems are rebuilt and
resold.  Also you might check the local college.  The electronics shops
often have some surplus gear lying around and you might be able to
scrounge one for free or maybe borrow one for a couple of days.

Regards,
Les H


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