LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-28-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
absolutejerk
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Redhat 9 to Fedora without CDs


Hey, I'm a First post even!

I have a machine running RH9 and an older kernel, 2.4.20-8 I think.. I want to try upgrading it to Fedora without burning the ISOs to disk (my burner sucks). I read on the Fedora site that you can accomplish this by mounting the ISO images to a directory on the computer. The command given in the example is
Code:
mount -o loop -t iso9660 <isofilename> <mountpoint>
I've never used mountpoints so I'm a little confused how this is going to work. There are 4 ISOs, so do I need 4 mountpoints, or can all the ISOs be mounted to one spot? Once everything is mounted, how would I start the upgrade process?
 
Old 10-28-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
jsutton
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Greenville, SC, USA
Distribution: (K)ubuntu 5.04 / Fedora 4
Posts: 113

Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, I'd suggest using a CD-RW, and burning an HTTP Install CD (it's an 4 MB ISO that will start the installer program, and allow you to do the entire install/upgrade by downloading all the files that you need on-the-fly). Now, this assumes that you have an always-on high-speed connection (but, I assume you do, since you have the bandwidth to download the ISOs in the first place). You can get the FC2 Boot ISO here.

After you burn the ISO onto a CDR or CDRW, you should be able to boot from it. when you get to the boot: prompt, type in 'linux askmethod' and hit return. This should eventually bring up a menu that asks what type of install you'd like to do. Choose HTTP install. When it asks for the location of the server, and the path to the files, you can point it here:

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...ore/2/i386/os/

(You can also point it to a mirror, with the same path).

Hope that helps ,

Jared
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
absolutejerk
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
That worked. Thanks for the advice!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora 4, DVD to CDS? zkchilling Linux - Newbie 1 10-15-2005 09:17 AM
Installing Fedora Core 3 without CDs infitechdesign Fedora - Installation 1 01-27-2005 05:21 AM
Fedora CDs, do I need them all? BrianGon Fedora - Installation 3 12-05-2004 02:54 AM
Fedora 2; Need all CDs? viniosity Linux - Newbie 1 06-09-2004 04:13 PM
redhat 7.2 cds modman10 Linux - Newbie 2 10-27-2002 12:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration