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Re: USB Boot Drive to run FC5 setup



>  
> Here is what I do:
> 
> Option 1:   I have a dvd player in an external USB enclosure.
> Option 2:   I have an old 16MB thumb drive.
> 
> In both cases I copy just the boot.iso image to them -- about 7MB.
> 
> For the jump drive:
>     Plug it in to a working system
>     If it mounts, use df -h to identify mount device and unmount it
>     If it doesn't mount, use dmesg to identify the device.
>     If the jump drive is /dev/sda then:
>        # dd if=boot.iso of=/dev/sda
> 
> With a larger jump drive, I might be tempted to use the rescue image 
> instead.
> With a 4GB jump drive I could use the DVD image ... hmmm... I might try 
> that. :)
> 
> Copy the contents of the DVD or all 5 CDs to a location your web server 
> can see (on a different system than the ones to be installed, 
> obviously).  I use:
> /var/www/html/ks/FC5
> 
> Whenever I want to do an install, I pop in the jump drive, or plug in 
> the external DVD player and boot up the boot image.
> 
> Because it is just a boot image, it defaults to askmethod and a screen 
> will appear asking for the source -- I choose http and give it the IP 
> address of my web server '192,168,1,2' and location '/ks/FC5', for example.
> 
> This assumes a network and a DCHP server.  No worries.
> 
> I also use a cgi script to automate anaconda, but that is another topic.
> 
> Good luck!
> 

Found a place that had a way to create 6 boot floppies for kicking off
the install. Works great. 

James


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