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Old 06-04-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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Install into partition, Without Rebooting


I am running a Fedora Core 6 machine, and have other partitions I leaft spare specifically for the purpose of upgrading my linux machine.

I would like to install a Fedora Core 7 on one of those spare partitions, but without booting of a DVD, or Minimal network Installation Disk.

That is I want to install F-7 on a partition from a running FC-6 machine, when finished I can then just reboot to the F-7 partition (and the F7 kernel).

The goal here is minimal down time.

This should be posible -- but how?

Note this is NOT a virtual machine install, I will boot directly to the F-7 partition.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:00 AM   #2
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It isn't ... you must have some sort of FC7 image to install from. Otherwise, how does the computer know what to do.

The installation notes tell you the available methods. Use one of those.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:02 AM   #3
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Interestingly, Ubuntu (and, presumably any Debian based distro) can do something like this via aptitude. In this cose, though, it just upgrades the existing distro instead of adding a new one to a different partition.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:41 PM   #4
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Ok, with Fedora you must install Fedora 7 from a running Fedora 7 kernal.

That is a real pain.
I really don't like to shutdown my system for any length of time. I can't do other work, no mail comming in, and web services not running, until I have the new system fully up, configured and running.

Last time I did this I did it by installing into a VMWare running on a real hard disk partition. That is Running FC4, installing FC5.

However the results was not very satisfactory as the installation did not have quite the right hardware setup. It worked, had everything configured and it booted and was completely usable when I finally booted to the newly installed partition. I even used the new parition for a month.

Eventually however I had to re-instal fully as hardware configuration problems still gave me trouble. I was hoping things had improved where I did not have to use a VMware install. Or a better method was available, for minimal downtime, while the system is installed and configured.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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How about installing through NFS from a different computer?

And maybe (maybe) you could experiment with a chroot install but I've never seen anything like that described for Fedora - although its perfectly common with the Gentoo types of distro.
 
  


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