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Re: F12 installation woes with DVD plus online repositories



On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Amadeus W.M. <amadeus84 verizon net> wrote:
> My 2 cents:
>
> I always get a minimal installation up and running - the smaller the
> better - then install non-standard packages like mplayer, mpg123,
> acroread, flash-plugin, etc. Then, install on demand anything else I
> might need (e.g. openoffice). For all the extra packages I need I have a
> bash script to install those automatically. I can post the script if you
> want.
>

Yeah, I basically do the same to ensure that the base installation
works before downloading huge amount of software :-)

//HW

>
>
> On Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:22:25 -0500, William M. Quarles wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm trying to install Fedora 12 with the installation DVD plus
>> downloading extra packages and updates with an Internet connection to
>> the online repositories for extra packages and updates. However, the
>> speed of the installation process is seriously troubling me.
>>
>> I know that yum is set up to randomly select mirrors for downloads of
>> updates and post-main-installation... isntallation... of other packages
>> selected to be installed through GNOME Package Kit. Would Anaconda use
>> mirrors to download the packages in my case, or are they all coming off
>> of the Fedora Project servers? Would I be better off downloading the
>> updates and extra packages later then?

Default is usage of mirrors, normally from a server in your home country.

>>
>> Thanks,
>> William
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