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Old 05-21-2001, 05:27 AM   #1
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I am new to Linux and installed Redhat 6.0 early last week, everything went well and I was using an old box with the installation CD in it, now I want to try 7.1, I have downloaded the files from an FTP site. I am confused by where to put certain files if I am going to burn two CD's. I done the v6.0 install from one bootable CD. Now I have the dosutils, images and redhat folders along with the autorun files, my confusion is with the RPMS and SPRMS folders, the RPMS contains 880MB's and I haven't downloads the SPRMS folder yet as it seems to have the exact same RPM files again, my question is how do I divide the CD's RPMS files up and what is the SPRMS folder for? Can I install 7.1 by FTP'ing from my LINUX workstation to my Windows where the Redhat install files are located.
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usually the ftp is layed out like the cd.
SRPM's are Source RPM's (basically a tarball with a script) with which u can compile the app ureself.
If u set up ure Windoze box as ftp server u can enter that as address where the install should get its files from.
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I've installed via NFS over a network, and FTP is similar, though not exactly the same...

Setup your ftp server, and put a directory there called 'Redhat'. Then, copy the contents of the 'redhat' directory on the cd to your 'Redhat' ftp directory.

Also, keep in mind you'll need a floppy with 'bootnet.img' on it so you have some of the additional network drivers that the default image doesn't have.

Good luck


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