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Old 07-27-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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Find path to kernel and initrd (installing distribution on USB; Mac)


I'm trying to install Fedora Core 6 on a USB drive. I've successfully installed the ISO (FC-6-i386-DVD.iso) to the USB using Mac Linux USB Loader. However, I need to specify the path to the kernel and initrd in enterprise.cfg, see https://sevenbits.github.io/Enterprise/.

Where do I find the paths?
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Mount your iso and check, maybe in /isolinux directory?

https://archive.fedoraproject.org/pu...4/os/isolinux/
 
Old 07-27-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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Mount your iso and check, maybe in /isolinux directory?

https://archive.fedoraproject.org/pu...4/os/isolinux/
Thank you for your answer. I think I've mounted the ISO to the USB drive already. However, I don't know how to access it.

Here are the files in boot/:
Code:
$ ls
boot.efi	boot.iso	bootX64.efi	enterprise.cfg
I've tried to boot it anyways but after selecting it on boot up, I get a message saying that the paths are incorrect. Apologies for not getting everything immediately.
 
Old 07-27-2016, 12:12 PM   #4
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What is boot.iso content?
Code:
mkdir /mnt/iso
mount -o loop /path/to/boot.iso /mnt/iso
ls /mnt/iso
 
Old 07-27-2016, 12:17 PM   #5
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What is boot.iso content?
Code:
mkdir /mnt/iso
mount -o loop /path/to/boot.iso /mnt/iso
ls /mnt/iso
Code:
$ mount -o loop /Volumes/LINUX/efi/boot/boot.iso .
mount: You must specify a filesystem type with -t.
I'm running it in Terminal on Mac.

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Old 07-27-2016, 01:38 PM   #6
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You're on Mac OSX? What happen if you click on boot.iso?
 
Old 07-27-2016, 09:35 PM   #7
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I'm trying to install Fedora Core 6 on a USB drive.
Is that a typo? Looking at the link below at the Fedora site, you can see that support for that release ENDED 8+ years ago.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/End_of_life

If you go to the Fedora site at the link below you will see the quote below:

Quote:
Fedora 18 does not support UEFI booting for 32-bit x86 systems.
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...-Boot-x86.html

Since the iso you indicate you have downloaded is obviously 32bit that is going to be a problem.
Any particular reason why you don't use the currently supported Fedora?
Did you try mounting the actual Fedora iso? FC-6-i386-DVD.iso
Create the mount point in the directory in which you have the iso then loop mount it.
 
  


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