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Old 11-30-2003, 07:58 PM   #1
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(habd up) im an idiot! accidently downloaded iso SRPM's, can i install ?


Yep, im an idiot, im 50% the way through downloading
fedory, but, thanX to the unpredicatable nature of KDE's clipper

(you copy one thing, it pasts anouther!)

ive doenloaded the SRPM disk 1 iso...
is it possible to install FEDORA using the SRPM's iso ?

im not sure if the disk is just a load or srpm's or wether
i can boot from this srpm disk, and have it compile and install FEDORA core one...

any1 ?
if i can, this will save me 15 hours download time. thankyou.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:16 PM   #2
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I believe so, you just have to burn it on a disk, but you have to configure it as a disk at once disk, not just a cd image. I installed Redhat 9 that way.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:22 PM   #3
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THANK GOD !!!!
lol.... im on a 56k connection, and can only tie up the phone line at night when no1 calls.
and im kinda looking to get this installed before 25th of December

yes, i am familiar with burning iso images onto CD's but when i installed redhat, i downloaded the binary iso's

so.. since im going to be compiling AND installing a whole linux OS, how long will an install take ?

how long did it take you, and what is you processor type and speed ?

Thankyou, LOADS.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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lol, you are way luckier than me, I have been downloading almost a week to find a good distribution, wasted on disk on Mandrake 9.2, downloaded dragon linux, redhat(never used) and now I am downloading SlackWare
which has taken at least 5 hours and it is about 150 mb away from done
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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Quij, this may be a bit of an odd question (I'd
hate to be the bearer of bad news), but:

to install from a source RPM you'd need a running
Linux? Like in kernel, compiler and RPM already
working?

I don't think it'll do you any good (hope there's
fedora users who know better than me)?


Cheers,
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:46 PM   #6
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I have Redhat 9 installed.......
can i use that as my compiler...

i know i need Linux to install for example program zxy from srpm...
but i though that MAYBE the rspm install sio's would be bootable, and have a compiled compiler on them, and compile and installl the rpm's ????

if RPM and the X server can run of an install disk, then why not GCC ???
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:49 PM   #7
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Heh ... I don't know. Good luck with it. The last
source RPM CD's I had weren't bootable.


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Old 11-30-2003, 08:50 PM   #8
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akurtis what do you think....
you say you install linux from the SRPM install disk......
did you just do the usual format, then boot from disk one ?
or was there an added step ????

ive searched google, and found a few people who install there distro's from the SRPM iso image, but they never go on to say wether its a insertd disk 1 at boot, or anything more complicated.

Thinkseter.. are you absolutly Certain ????
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:55 PM   #9
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Yes, but then that was 1.5 years ago.

The times they are a-changing ... :}


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Old 11-30-2003, 09:10 PM   #10
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AGH !!!!!!!!!!!

i hate 56kbps !!!
seems no one knows the answer....
and redhat site does not say wether the srpms are botable....

im gonna have to cut my losses and start again. 90 hours to go
 
  


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