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Old 07-12-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question installing fedora core 2 from iso


i see no bootable image for floppy in iso images of fedora core 2..so, i am unable to install it directly from iso images..if i use fedora core 1 floppy image..it says installation tree don't match..is there ne way i can install it directly from iso images??..plz help
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...EPS-MAKE-DISKS - although this is from the RH9 docs, it should still be current for Fedora.

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Old 07-12-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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nope it doesn't work..i have tried it..
the problem is fedora core 2 does not provide "bootdisk.img" for floppy disk..what they provide is well over 4MB (size of bootdisk.img) for USB install..
they also removed dosutils which was in core 1..(why?? i don't know)...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:39 PM   #4
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this command simply fails in core 2..

dd if=bootdisk.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k

u better try it urself...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:42 PM   #5
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How come you can't boot from the cd/dvd? What are your hardware specs?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:48 PM   #6
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i can boot from cd/dvd..but why should i burn CD of fedora core 2...my specs are well above the requirement..can't i use floppy only without iso images in hdd?
actually core 2 does support install from iso (written in it's release notes) but nowhere it is written how?..all says use image file but it's no where in it...
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:49 PM   #7
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correction:
i use floppy only with iso images in hdd?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 02:53 PM   #8
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OK - you can boot from a USB key (if your system supports that):
"For systems capable of booting from a USB device, Fedora Core 2 includes an image file designed for use with USB pen drives (or other bootable media with a capacity larger than a diskette drive). The file is diskboot.img, and is present in the images/ directory on CD-ROM 1. Use the dd command to write the image."

I think that this has replaced the install via floppy.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:09 PM   #9
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well, as per u it means one can't install from floppy as in core 1...
i am afraid it is not so..
read this" The Fedora Core installation program has the ability to test the integrity of the installation media. It works with the CD, DVD, hard drive ISO, and NFS ISO installation methods"..
that means hard drive ISO..since it supports NFS iso installation, it means floppy install too--i guess, right?
 
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Not according to Fedora's release notes. There is nothing there about floppies and diskboot.img is too big to run from floppy - it's everything but.

If it is possible to do it by floppy, thee's no docs about it and it probably involves a lot of work.

[edit]this guy has done it http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...93#post1007593[/edit]

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Old 07-12-2004, 04:29 PM   #11
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seems a good approach..i will make my own way later when i find time to explore..thanx ne way.. ;-)
 
Old 07-12-2004, 04:53 PM   #12
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There is a cd boot.iso image you can use at this url:
http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dis...386/os/images/

It probably has a menu option to install from iso image files on hard disk.

The size is about 4 Meg.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:17 AM   #13
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There's a simpler solution. What I did is to copy 2 files vmlinuz & initrd.img from isolinuz folder in the iso image to /boot. Add an entry to grub.conf to load these 2 files. Restart & choose the new entry I have just added and it all working as if I'm installing from a CD.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:16 AM   #14
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good copy of FC2-i386-DVD.iso

hey all I am looking for a good copy of FC2-i386-DVD.iso , I have been on redhat's site and downloaded quite a few of this file from various mirros of that site. The files that I have dled are only 72.1mb when they should be 4.1gig. BUt I was able to find on copy that was the correct size, however, the checksum did not check out fine, it was different.

anyhelp would be appc.

~Jason
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:22 AM   #15
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Most likely it is the problem with your internet connection or your system because I downloaded the DVD iso from fedora.redhat.com and was able to burn it alright.
 
  


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