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Old 10-28-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Redhat 9 to Fedora without CDs

Hey, I'm a First post even!

I have a machine running RH9 and an older kernel, 2.4.20-8 I think.. I want to try upgrading it to Fedora without burning the ISOs to disk (my burner sucks). I read on the Fedora site that you can accomplish this by mounting the ISO images to a directory on the computer. The command given in the example is
mount -o loop -t iso9660 <isofilename> <mountpoint>
I've never used mountpoints so I'm a little confused how this is going to work. There are 4 ISOs, so do I need 4 mountpoints, or can all the ISOs be mounted to one spot? Once everything is mounted, how would I start the upgrade process?
Old 10-28-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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Well, I'd suggest using a CD-RW, and burning an HTTP Install CD (it's an 4 MB ISO that will start the installer program, and allow you to do the entire install/upgrade by downloading all the files that you need on-the-fly). Now, this assumes that you have an always-on high-speed connection (but, I assume you do, since you have the bandwidth to download the ISOs in the first place). You can get the FC2 Boot ISO here.

After you burn the ISO onto a CDR or CDRW, you should be able to boot from it. when you get to the boot: prompt, type in 'linux askmethod' and hit return. This should eventually bring up a menu that asks what type of install you'd like to do. Choose HTTP install. When it asks for the location of the server, and the path to the files, you can point it here:

(You can also point it to a mirror, with the same path).

Hope that helps ,

Old 10-29-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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That worked. Thanks for the advice!


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