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Old 06-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #1
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Fedora 7 - installation of x64 without DVD drive


The PC that I have Fedora Core 6 on does NOT have a DVD drive. It only has a CD drive. I already have FC6-X64 and wish to upgrade to F7-X64.

I do have two hard drives on the Fedora PC, one is LVM of 120Gb and the other is an ordinary ext3 drive of 37Gb. Previously, I was able to create CD images for Fedora updates, but now realise that I need to install from the second hard drive (Fedora web site indicates that I cannot create an install image on the LVM drive).

How do I generate the install image on the second drive? Or can I just use the ISO?

Then I need to know the steps to use when booting the Fedora PC to use this install image.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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why bother with any of that? you wish to upgrade the existing system to fedora 7? just use yum... install the fedora 7 release rpm and then run "yum upgrade" and off it goes. no images anywhere. double check the fedora wiki about the actual process though, often there are a couple of gotchas or reminders that a worth knowing in advance.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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why bother with any of that? you wish to upgrade the existing system to fedora 7? just use yum... install the fedora 7 release rpm and then run "yum upgrade" and off it goes. no images anywhere. double check the fedora wiki about the actual process though, often there are a couple of gotchas or reminders that a worth knowing in advance.
Having read the information on http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ#he...2274319d8f5b92, I do NOT think that updating using Yum is a good idea. If it goes wrong, which the quoted document indicates is a STRONG possibility, then I will have to re-install FC6 and then buy a new DVD drive to install Fedora 7. That is something that I do NOT wish to do right now. I have another PC to upgrade first.
 
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fair enough, well if you do want to use installation media, just get the boot.iso file, burn a 50mb cd and then install online via http or ftp from a local server or an online fedora mirror. you certainly don't *need* a dvd drive at all.
 
  


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