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Old 04-11-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Network Install - Fedora Core 5

I'm trying to find a tutorial of how to do a network install of FC5, with the ISO images on a Windows XP pc.

My main concerns are:

What bootup procedure do I need to use on the client Linux Box
How do I install the kickstart file to the bootup media
What certain settings are required to be setup on the client to install

I'm relatively new to Linux, so I won't be able to do anything all that advanced. I'd like to ultimately be able to create an automated install over the network. I'll settle for now with a manual install, until I can figure out the installation basics.

Also, I'd like to figure out how to install Linux to Linux. But right now, I have my Iso Images on my windows pc machine, and I will later be doing linux installs in a lab, with one linux server, with many linux clients.

Thanks in advance,
Old 04-11-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Take a look here. Its for FC4, but I am sure the instructions will work for FC5.
Old 04-12-2006, 07:27 PM   #3
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Okay, so there is where I'm standing.

I've installed the Unix toolset for Windows. I have an NFS share of the directory where my iso images are stored.

The problem I'm encoutering is when I choose which method to install FC5 with, using NFS image. I give the IP address of my windows machine, along with the sharename where the iso iamges are stored. It gives me an error, "Failed to read directory /mnt/source: Permission Denied"

Then after this error I get another, "That directory does not seem to contain a Fedora Core installation tree."

Is there a certain way I should be sharing my Windows NFS share? Should the permissions be setup different?
(The permissions are currently setup to annoymous access, Read/Write Access, and Root Control.)

Do I need to setup the NFS share as a CD-Rom virtual share?




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