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Old 10-25-2006, 02:45 PM   #1
yakoub
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fedora6 is very stupid


i downloaded iso images dics1+disc2 and put them
on /dev/hda5 ext2 partition then booted installation and directed
it to use the iso images in hda5 .

anaconda starts and all goes well and finished
installing rpms then at end before starting system
configuration and installing grub it asked for disc3
and aborted all installtion because i didn't have disc3 .

so i downloaded disc3 iso and put it on hda5
then chose minimal installation packages
without gnome or kde and the stupid anaconda
now asked for disc4 iso , and again aborted
all installation , no system config or grub install

so why the fuck is anaconda so fucking stupid ?
why do i need all 5 disc images ?
and suppose it is missing some software , why
does it abort all installation ?

i have been using slackware for three years
and it can be installed using only first
iso disc image , it makes me very angry
about other distributions who have very stupid
install programs like anaconda

so how can i install fedora6 using only
the first three iso disc images ?
i got slackware allready and i think i can use
rpm from slackware to install all software
from fedora iso images into a new partition
but how do i configure fedora system and
install grub manually without using anaconda ?
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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I can't directly anwser your question but more philosophically, why wouldn't you just download all of the discs in the first place anyways ? I can understand if you have a slow connection, however I think it would solve about 80% of your problems. If you are going all the trouble of installing FC6 on a fresh partition, then don't short-change yourself. Download all of the software, that people put blood sweat and tears into every byte, and just use it how it was meant to be used. Simple.

Also, Fedora isn't slackware. I honestly think that this point is self explanatory. At any rate, I hope this helps.

Edit : Also, I shouldn't have replied to this thread only because in the subject line it says "Fedora is very stupid". I don't think a room full of fedora developers on one side, with you on the other would be quite a match to determine if "fedora is stupid". I understand your frustration, but if you are patient, I can assure you that fedora will deliver the needs that you want to satisfy.

Last edited by Kingscriber; 10-25-2006 at 03:03 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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I think it is a user error. I installed with only disc 1 and disc 2 and since I didn't choose anything on disc 3, 4 , or 5 it didn't ask for them.

nomb
 
Old 10-25-2006, 05:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nomb
I think it is a user error. I installed with only disc 1 and disc 2 and since I didn't choose anything on disc 3, 4 , or 5 it didn't ask for them.

nomb
well i have gone through list of packages , unchecking them and
choosing as minimal as possible to make sure stupid anaconda
won't ask for additional disks , and i got it installed now .
but this is exactly the problem , why should the user be
responsible this ?
when anaconda is instructed to use iso images on hard drive
it must check what disc images it finds and only offer to
install packages that can be found on those iso files
it is completely wrong that anaconda goes through all
the installation and if it discovers at some point that
some package is missing it would abort ALL the installation
canceling 30 minutes of work .
and there is no describtion about how rpms are
distributed between the five disc images which
is also very wrong , all mirrors must also
provide documentationa about what iso files contain

Last edited by yakoub; 10-25-2006 at 05:28 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #5
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that happened to me installing FC5 (those rewritable CDs suck ). it turned out that it was really installed, though. i just had to boot with a boot disk and install grub to the MBR, then i could boot it and do the rest of the install through yum.
 
Old 10-25-2006, 08:57 PM   #6
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one disc one when you are going through the setup up it has a list of all packages on all 5 cds. So its going to allow you to choose programs that aren't on cds 3 4 or 5. But then again, before you actually install a box will pop up telling you which discs to have handy.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 01:51 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by slackhack
i just had to boot with a boot disk and install grub to the MBR, then i could boot it and do the rest of the install through yum.
how can i add iso images on my disk to yum repositories ?
is it just by editing /etc/yum.repos.d/XX-core ?
 
  


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