Bill Davidsen wrote: > Robert L Cochran wrote: >> Right, and you can install over NFS: put the iso image in a directory >> on a different Linux machine, export that directory over NFS, and then >> use the rescue CD to start the installation with. Specify "NFS image" >> as the installation type when you come to that screen. > > Have you actually /done that/ with anything newser than FC6? Because I > posted a while ago here that I couldn't make it work, had verified that > both the http and nfs access worked, and a number of people agreed that > it hasn't worked recently because it's still trying to find stuff on CD > subdirectories of some such. > > I took the download URLs right from the http server log, ran them on > another system, and verified that they worked and gave correct. I tried > both the live CD install and the "boot.iso" versions to be sure I had > valid boots. >> >> You can do it over ftp too. I haven't done an ftp install in a while >> though. >> >> You can also do it over VNC. I've only done that once and with an >> early version of Fedora Core, probably 2 or 3. VNC-based installs >> seems unnecssarily complicated to me. >> >> Why bother burning DVD media, if you can do it over the network or on >> a hard drive they way Jeff suggests? >> > Because recently the network install only seems to work if you rsync the > whole tree and create a repository. > I can verify that loop mounting the DVD .iso so that it can be served out by your web server, and booting from a memory stick formatted with the bootdisk.img works fine. I have not tried the NFS or FTP install, or using the .iso file instead of the loop mounted tree, but I suspect the serving out the loop mounted .iso would work with NFS and FTP just as well as HTML. (I didn't want the memory/CPU usage of decoding the .iso image on the system I am installing on.) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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