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Re: minimal boot media...



On 7/29/07, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> Mike Chalmers:
> > My question is how do I find the host and folder from a mirror when I
> > am trying to do a install by using the internet?
>
> Browse to the fedora website, follow the download mirrors link, and you
> end up at: <http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/7/>
>
> Pick a mirror, drill down until you see the files I listed previously:
>
>  Fedora/                     27-May-2007 10:30   -
>  GPL                         26-May-2007 02:25   18K
>  RELEASE-NOTES-en_US.html    26-May-2007 02:25   154K
>  RPM-GPG-KEY                 27-May-2007 10:40   1.9K
>  RPM-GPG-KEY-beta            27-May-2007 10:40   1.7K
>  RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora          27-May-2007 10:40   1.5K
>  RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-rawhide  27-May-2007 10:40   1.1K
>  RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-test     27-May-2007 10:40   1.1K
>  RPM-GPG-KEY-rawhide         27-May-2007 10:40   1.2K
>  fedora.css                  27-May-2007 10:40   2.8K
>  images/                     27-May-2007 10:40   -
>  isolinux/                   27-May-2007 17:22   -
>  repodata/                   27-May-2007 17:22   -
>  stylesheet-images/          27-May-2007 17:22   -
>
> Look at the address in the browser, the domain name is the host (the
> dotted address between the protocol, http://, and the first slash), the
> rest of the URI is the folder.
>
> For instance, picking on the one at the top of the list:
> <http://ftp.univie.ac.at/systems/linux/fedora/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os/>
>
> host:  ftp.univie.ac.at
> folder:  /systems/linux/fedora/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os/
>
> You need to do this before starting the installation, so that you can
> jot down the details.
>
> Perhaps the network install routine could do with including a basic
> browser, or letting you do some sort of "yum install" incantation, and
> having it find the details for you.
>
> --
> [tim bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr
> 2.6.22.1-33.fc7 i686 i386
>
> Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.
>
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>
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This is exactly what I needed. Thanks Tim. I will give it a shot when
I got my computer back. Thanks.


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