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Old 06-30-2007, 03:22 PM   #1
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New Fc7 network install boot disk


I am trying to set up a fc7 server on a box that has network connection to other pc's on a LAN but no cd-rom I have the fc7 DVD but I would like to boot the fc server from floppy and install from other pc on network. Is there anyone out there who has done this or similar!!???
 
Old 07-01-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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Does it have to be a floppy? This is kinda hard these days, as the default kernel and initrd exceeds the default 1.44 MB available on a disk..
Other ways to achieve this way of working:
- Network boot, does your system support PXE Network Booting? You should alter the configuration of the dhcp server and set up a TFTP server which provides the network boot options
- USB stick booting, does your system support booting off a USB stick? This allows bigger kernels and initrd images to be used. This prevents the need to have an (altered) DHCP server and a TFTP server.

On both options, the boot method provides a first step to installing.. on both ways, you'd have to provide a Network access to the install medium (DVD), either through NFS, HTTP or FTP.

If there ARE ways of using a boot floppy which will have you continue booting off some network method, I am not aware of this, sorry (as I stopped using either floppies or physical media since a couple of years now).

Hope this helps... or if not, let me (us?) know..
 
  


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