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Re: Getting Rawhide

On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 07:05 -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
> Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> > Could someone post an exact cookbook for installing rawhide
> > on an x86_64 machine?
> > 
> > I tried diskboot with several URLs but it always failed not being able
> > to access one or more files.
> > 
> > I tried loading FC8 and, setting the repository to development,
> > and then upgrading but this results in many conflicts with fc8
> > versions as well as missing dependencies.
> > 
> > What is the correct procedure, exactly?
> Basically, three options at the moment:
> 1) network install from boot.iso
> 2) network install from rescue image
> 3) update from an F8 install

One of the easier ways - if you have Fedora already running on the
machine - is to use SNAKE. This is the method I use for most of my
install testing. In the simplest case, it goes like this:

0. su -, yum install snake
1. snake-install [rawhide tree url]
2. reboot

snake-install will pull down the kernel and initrd and modify the
bootloader. When you reboot, it will boot into stage 1 of the installer,
defaulting to dhcp networking, en_US language/keymap, then automatically
pull down the rest of the installer and anaconda should start.

If the install fails.. I grab a Live image and reinstall F8.

Naturally this option is best if you have a fast internet connection and
a dedicated test machine.

I'm going to write some info on the more interesting uses of SNAKE
sometime soon, but that's the simplest one.


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