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Old 01-29-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
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Internet install FC6


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I was wondering if there is an Internet install option for FC6. The CDs are downloading very slowly and I'd be very happy if I didn't have to download and burn all six

I've decided to switch From Mandriva Free 2007 since it relatively slow and thus quite annoying.

Thanx)
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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well it's not an "internet" install, but you can install from ftp or http services, which can be located anywhere at all. you just need to boot.iso image file to get going, which i think is a 50mb download... maybe it was only 10mb.. i forget.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
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Writing from a laptop that was installed in this method, it is a nice way to go. It still takes a while, but at least it's not the full 6 cd's or one DVD.

The boot.iso image is around 8mb

In short, the way to do it is download the image from a fedora mirror. (found here)

The boot.iso image is locate at */fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/images (where * is the location of the mirror).

Follow the instructions on the cd and select either a http or ftp install. For a http install it will ask for a fedora mirror location and then the location of the install files. For the location of the mirror enter the mirror address For the location of the install files, enter fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/

As an example from a North America mirror:

The boot.iso image is found in
The mirror address would be:
Quote:
ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/
The install files from this address would be:
Quote:
fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os
If all goes well, it will download anaconda and then it is just like a cd fedora install.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 08:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info

Managed to download and burn CDs as well as the boot.iso. So, tried both - none work.

Internet install: I enter ftp mirror and install address, hit enter and it just brings me back to the same screen.

CD install: error msg telling me that hda is unreadable, so I should format (i think) the whole thing. At the partitioning screen there aren't any partitions at all.

Any ideas how to fix any of this?
10x in advance
 
  


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