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Re: Booting Fedora-12 from hard disk, again, again



Rick Stevens responded:
> I think I tuned in late here, but I'm not clear what you're trying to
> do.  If I'm reading this correctly:

>        1. You're running Fedora from hard disk
>        2. You're then loopback mounting an ISO image of F12
>        3. You're trying to install from that loopback mount

> You can't install a new Fedora on top of an already running Fedora to my
> knowledge.  The install from DVD or LiveCD are special instances and
> Fedora is not running off the hard drive in those cases--it's running
> in a RAM disk.

> If you're trying to install via a network install (NFS or HTTP), then
> the ISO image itself is what you point at, not a loopback mount of it.
> The installer wants to see the ISO image itself, not the files in it.

Rick,
My interpretation of what the OP is trying to do is different than yours:
He is trying to do a
"hard disk" install of f12, operating from his current fedora(f11?).
This "hard disk" install requires having an available partition
completely separate from his current fedora.
There is no notion, afaik, of
"install a new Fedora on top of an already running Fedora"
as you put it, whatever you might mean by "on top of".

This "hard disk" install does point to the f12 iso,
but it also requires extracting the vmlinuz, initrd.img, and install.img
from the iso, which i think requires doing the loopback mount.
The install.img is placed in a "images" directory.
There are strict requirements on where that images dir is to be placed;
I am not sure, but i think the OP did this part correctly.
Where he might be going wrong is how he interacts with Anaconda,
as I tried to explain in  my earlier reply

He is not trying to do a network install, afaict.

Jack


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