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Old 05-03-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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FC1 Package addition from LAN server

We have completed a successful network installation of FC1 onto a PC using installation CD images located on the <lanserver> /mnt/inst directory. The new PC has has an IP address of (Hostname - Linux1) and the server has an IP address of (Hostname - Sheep).

We now want to add other programmes to PC(Linux1) using RH>Systems Tools>Add Remove Applications. However, having identified the required packages and clicking Update, we get asked for the appropriate Fedora CD. Whilst these are available, we want to direct the update to be from the cd images on I guess that there are .conf files that need modification but we are stuck.

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA Chris
Old 05-06-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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Well I've finally manged to solve this using the command redhat-config-packages --tree=/mnt/source.

On the server I defined /mnt/inst in /etc/export to ensure that other machines on the LAN could mount the the folder. To facilitate this I set up a new folder called /mnt/source on the client machine. Then mounted the installation folder from the client machine with

mount -t nfs /mnt/source

(As a more permanent feature this should be place in in fstab.conf). The address can also be replace by the server hostname provide it has been defined in /etc/hosts on the client machine.

I have also created a link to automatically run Add/Remove Packages via LAN. So now I can use either the Lan or CDs from one mouse click.

PS - the netaddr above for Linux1 should read


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