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Old 01-20-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Question Which installation disks should I use for FC4 installation on notebook?


I recently went to fedora.redhat.com/Download site and decided to download Fedora Core 4.

I copied all of the files, and burned them, except sha1sum (what is that anyway?) to disc. The problem is, I am not sure which set of discs to use.

There seem to be two streams, FC4-i386 and FC4-i386-SRPMS. I will be installing to a Pentium III 500 Mhz notebook, with a 20GB hard drive (a refurbished Dell Inspiron 3700) and 512 MB of RAM.

I have the computer for C-programming, and school. I have been running Fedora Core 2 on it since September, but have not used it very much. This notebook will not be running any other operating system.

Which one of the CD sets should I use? What does SRPMS stand for?

Also, on a slight tangent, I would like to make CD labels for each CD, and was wondering if there is a site for graphics for Fedora, or otherwise? Thanks.

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Old 01-20-2006, 07:35 PM   #2
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SRPMS - Source code in RPM format that are used to create the OS.
The install CDs are the FC4-i386-discX.iso files

sha1sum is a checksum utility that verifies the integrity of the downloaded file. If the generated check sum is the same as the value in the file the downloaded ISO is good.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thank you.

So install from the i386-discx files.

The SRPMS would be used for source code Refference, or a type of installation?

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Old 01-21-2006, 02:45 PM   #4
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1. As a reference
2. If you needed to modify an existing application that was installed. You would install the source, recompile and then upgrade the OS. This is much easier in many cases then trying to modify the source from the developer.
For example:
http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm/s1-rpm-mi...nia-srpms.html
http://aplawrence.com/Linux/rpm-bg.html
 
  


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