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Old 03-27-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question Using ISO's on other media


Hi, is there any possible way that i could install Fedora Core 3 from ISO's but so that i wouldnt have to use a CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R or DVD-RW? like a virtual cd drive or something? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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You can mount iso images but you would need to boot to use installer AFAIK. try the ftp install if your on broadband.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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Yes you can. You can install from ISOs somewhere on your hard drive. You can also do it over the network - I've done it many times through NFS. You will need to burn the boot image on a CDRW though. Fedora's install image is too large to fit on a diskette.

These procedures are well documented. You should have a look there.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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Yeah but my Realtek RTL8139/810X Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC as windosser calls it doesnt have out of the box linux compatibility, and my ADSL Modem doesnt either whats this AFAIK that you are telling me about?
 
Old 03-27-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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AFAIK = As Far As I Know.

You can transfer the .iso files to another partition on your drive that you're not going to use for the actual install.
You'll still need to burn at least one CD though as, stated previously, the FC3 boot image is too big for a floppy.
If you do transfer the .iso's, when it comes to boot time you need to boot:
linux askmethod
and it'll ask you for the location of your install media later on during the install.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 11:25 AM   #6
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What filesystem would you use for the other partition? i downloaded fedora onto my Windows XP NTFS partition

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Old 03-27-2005, 11:33 AM   #7
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Transfer them to your Slackware partitions.
Then all you need to know is the /dev/location and /directory/location of the iso's when you install.
Again, make sure you don't store the iso's on a partition(s) that you're going to use for FC3.
 
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The ISO files need to be save to an ext2, ext3 or FAT32 filesystem to install FC3 from hard drive.
 
  


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