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Old 02-06-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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fc3: all isos needed?


iv given linux many attempts, but most either i couldnt get to install properly, didnt appeal, or was unstable.

i use fc2 for a class at college and it seems to be pretty cool. i notice fc3 is 2nd on distrowatch, so apparently quite afew others think so too.

im about to donwload the .torrents for the iso's so i can get started with fc3. are all images required? if i download 'fc3-i386-disc1.iso' would that be sufficient to have my system running? or disc 1 and 2? do i need all 4?

thanks
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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i guess all 4 is better..cause it all depends on what packages you select...to get a nice system with bells and whistles by default you probably need all four...but im not too sure cause im strictly non RH
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:35 PM   #3
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Depends on what you need, but a strictly server based system would only need the 1st 3, an X equiped system would most probably need something from the 4th CD.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:58 PM   #4
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crappy...
alright thanks guys.

ya the only thing is i dont want to have to waste ANOTHER X number of cds on a linux distro if i wont use it again like my other coasters i made. definetly want xWindows or some gui.. but a basic/standard system more or less... audio xmms...mplayer..open office.org... firefox..gaim.. couple development tools..

would i be able to use just 1st cd or soemthing and download what i want during install online?
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:11 AM   #5
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if you want to avoid wasting time downloading everything, give mepis linux a try...its pretty damn easy...only a single cd and comes with everything you need...and of course theres a huge repository of debain apps..mepis is probably the fastest distro ive tried...boots up pretty fast too..its a live cd and an installable cd...meaning you just boot it up as a live cd and click on the install mepis i to hard disk con on the desktop..

just remember to add your dns server to /etc/resolv.conf if ure using mepis..thats the only thing that bugged me about it, cause it didnt say anywhere that i had to do that..(or i prob missed it)
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:16 AM   #6
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well time really isnt a factor. i was downloading a torrent which included the 5 fc3 cds at about 230kbs so it wouldnt take very long (although it IS 2gb+). its just the fact that i will have to burn 4, maybe a 5th 'rescue' cd.. and install it to find out i dont like it... or my nic or mouse isnt recognized, in whichcase i wouldnt know how to fix it.

mepis... alright, ill def. give it a shot! iv tried dsl but, but it didnt recognize my nic so i stopped there and didnt use again :S the idea of live cds are definetly cool though.

thanks again
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:17 AM   #7
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would i be able to use just 1st cd or soemthing and download what i want during install online?
yes you can

when you boot with the first cd, type
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linux askmethod
and just specify what mirror you want to use to install from (write this down before you start if you only have one box)

just a note, on my cable modem, it took about half a day to completely install, but CD's 2 and 3 both failed their media check so I said screw burning anymore.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:19 AM   #8
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lol
ya that too.. sometimes the writes get all screwed up and they are guaranteed coasters.
so the mirror site, what would be a link? one from this page? http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html

edit: or would i enter something more specific like this http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fed...s/Fedora/RPMS/

Last edited by nadroj; 02-07-2005 at 12:21 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:25 AM   #9
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Its gonna ask you for a server address and a directory

http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html

is correct for the list of mirrors:

just put the xxx.edu or whatever for server address and then /pub/fedora/linux/core/3/i386/os/ for the directory (or somethign to this extent)
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:27 AM   #10
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alright.. sounds good ill try it out tomorrow night if itll take hours. thanks
 
  


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