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Old 12-22-2009, 12:51 AM   #1
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I just installed fedora 12 (dual boot windows 7), the system set up perfectly but now I dont know exactly how to install the rest of the cd's onto the hard drive. When I installed suse on another hard drive, the cd's installed everything and then you got to choose if you wanted the packages. I know I need some of them on there but I dont want to go through and pick an choose from close to 1,000 different software packages. Is there a way to install them cd's at a time? It said during the installation that I would need cd's 1-3 at the least.

Thank you very much in advance

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:34 AM   #2
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you want to just blindly install everything?? How about you just install want you need? use yum and it'll grab whatever you specifically need, without needing the installation media necessarily.
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In the menu you will find an entry System - Administration - Add/Remove Software. This at least allows you to browse by category, like Games, Graphics, Office, etc. The search option will enable you to look for words that occur in the descriptions as well as program names.

There may be one issue for you to consider. Usually with Fedora, after you've installed from the installation disk(s), it reconfigures itself so that future software installations are made from the on-line repository. If you particularly want to get more stuff of the disk (for example, if you only have a dial-up connection), you need to alter this. If so, you'll find the instructions elsewhere in this forum.
Old 12-24-2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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Chris and David thank you two

I hadnt thought of it going straight to the online repositories. I wasn't trying to "blindly install everything," I was looking for the fedora equivalent of Yast(suse) and I guess I hadn't looked hard enough.



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