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Old 03-01-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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Fedora 6 Live


1. Where do I find Fedora 6 Live ?
2. Is it 1 CD or on DVD ?
3. Will this install Fedora 6 completely on its own and allow Grub to partition a Win XP drive for dual operation ?
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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1. http://fedoraunity.org/news-archives...spins-released
2. Both CD and DVD, as the page states
3. Live-CD/DVDs are not meant to be installed, but used by booting from the disc and using the operating system without installing it on the machine, so no, it won't install Core completely -- it's not going to install it at all. To get Fedora installed just download the official Fedora Core 6 install disc set (CDs or a DVD) and boot from the (first) disc to start setup. That way you can, during the setup, choose how to partition (i.e. if existing partitions are found, if you wish to keep them or wipe them out -- you might want to use PartitionMagic, GPartEd or QTPartEd first to make sure you have free space on the harddisk if the installer won't let you do resizing) and if you plan to do dualbooting, you can well do that. In the end you're asked where to install bootloader, choose either MBR (overwrites your Windows bootloader) or boot partition's first sector (preserves Windows bootloader, but you may do extra work by setting the bootable flag of the partition to get this going), and after the installation is ready, GRUB's list should contain your possibly existing Windows systems' boot choices too.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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Fedora 6

[QUOTE=b0uncer]1. http://fedoraunity.org/news-archives...spins-released
2. Both CD and DVD, as the page states
3. Live-CD/DVDs are not meant to be installed

Thanks for the info. I was told Live would allow you to use the installation DVD as a bootable install.

I used Fedora 6 DVD to install with my boot disk in a second drive. Should I want to repeat the install on a machine with only a DVD player can I copy my 'boot disk files' to the Fedora 6 DVD ? Will this make the DVD bootable ?
 
Old 03-01-2007, 03:46 PM   #4
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Fedora 6 DVD - can I make it BOOTABLE

Thanks for the info. I was told Live would allow you to use the installation DVD as a bootable install.

I used Fedora 6 DVD to install with my boot disk in a second drive. Should I want to repeat the install on a machine with only a DVD player can I copy my 'boot disk files' to the Fedora 6 DVD ? Will this make the DVD bootable ?
 
Old 03-01-2007, 03:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I was told Live would allow you to use the installation DVD as a bootable install.
Well now that you mention, I'm not 100% sure in this case. Usually it's like I said, that live-cds are only live-cds and if there is a way to install from them, it's not as good as using install disc set created specifically for that (like Knoppix). But on the other hand, Ubuntu for example provides a "desktop cd" that is a live-cd Ubuntu with a program (Ubiquity) that you can use to install the thing. That's probably because Ubuntu isn't as big as Fedora (number of packages), so the installer fits in the same disc too. Fedora's live-DVD could well give you an opportunity to install the system too, I haven't just tried.

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I used Fedora 6 DVD to install with my boot disk in a second drive. Should I want to repeat the install on a machine with only a DVD player can I copy my 'boot disk files' to the Fedora 6 DVD ? Will this make the DVD bootable ?
The DVD is bootable (when burned like it is meant to -- as an image burn). There would be no sense in having a non-bootable install-(or Live-)DVD, would there? The point is, is your machine (i.e. BIOS) able to boot from the DVD or not? If you can boot the Live-DVD, then you can boot the install DVD. The difference is that a live-DVD gives you a complete operating system to use, whereas the installer "only" gives you an installer program that you can use to install the operating system and after that use it. The DVD, both live- and setup-DVD, is actually just an image file when you download it; when you burn it to a DVD disc, you don't burn it as a regular data DVD but instead you choose the burning application to burn the image file to a DVD, which means it doesn't just burn the image file as a single file to the disc, but "extracts" the image and burns the contents to the disc, including the correct settings (making the disc bootable).
 
Old 03-03-2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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Fedora sucks! I use Suse or Ubuntu.
 
  


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