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Re: Fedora (DVD release) install from USB thumbdrive?



On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 9:54 PM, Mike Cloaked <mike cloaked gmail com> wrote:
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> Steve Repo wrote:
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>> How do I install the DVD version of Fedora 10 to my thumbdrive? Since
>> I do lot of installs on various computers, installing it from a thumb
>> drive is much more convenient since none of the boxes have DVD drives
>> and I rather not carry a external USB drive and DVD for install.
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>> Thanks for any help,
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> One way would be to plug in the usb key and copy the DVD iso to the HD on
> the machine you want to install from onto a partition that won't be
> overwritten during the install.  Then loop mount the iso file, and copy out
> the vmlinuz and initrd.img files from the isolinux directory into the /boot
> area, and add a new section to the grub.conf file to boot the install iso.
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> Mae sure that you also look at the install from hard drive advice at
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/sn-installing-from-harddrive.html
>

Thanks for the tip! Not an elegant solution I was looking for but may
work. I realize I can carry the DVD ISO on the Live USB itself.

Steve


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