This could be titled "How do I install Fedora 9 on a PC without CD or USB but which has a NIC
I'm trying to install Fedora 9 on a PC which has a very slow CD drive.
So I thought install from local hard disk would be quicker.
I followed instructions from this link :
With the aid of DSL / Pmagic I managed to create a fat32 partition onto which I copied ( via Putty SCP on an XP machine) the fedora9 ISO.
Using the mount command ( with the -o loop options ) I also copied the isolinux directory onto the hda2 fat32 partition. So I have two directories on the fat32 partition :
/mnt/hda2/fedora9 Contains the fedora9 iso
/mnt/hda2/boot/isolinux The isolinux directory and all its files as copied from the iso.
I booted up the pc using a grub boot floppy and dropped into the grub command line. This is where I would kindly like some help.
What would be the correct grub command line to use. I have used the following and several other permutations with added parameters but to no avail :
grub > root (hd0,1)
grub > kernel /boot/isolinux/vmlinuz0
grub > initrd /boot/isolinux/initrd0.img
grub > boot
I get "Cannot find root file system" errors and get dropped into a minimal bash shell.
I booted up the original liveCD on another machine and saw the boot options / parameters :
rootfstype=1s09960 ro quiet liveimg rhgb check
What modifications should I make to my grub command line so I can boot fedora9 from HD and then install it on a separate partition on my hard drive ?