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Old 08-29-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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installing fedora using Windows?

Here's the question. Fedora is being updated quite often and i'm getting tired of burning CDs all the time. I downloaded the images and stored them in my windoze box. Is there anyway to install FC2 on a laptop, across the network, from windows?

Any way to get kickstart server on a windows... maybe? Also 4 CDs take forever but a network based install would be superquick. Unfort all my other machines are windows, except the laptop.
Old 08-29-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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updating linux all the time from a CD? Is the linux box connected to the internet?

linux isn't designed to be reinstalled every time you wanna update. You can just download the new packages online and update linux without having to "burn cds". I'm not sure why you're burning CDs all of the time. Doesn't Fedora come with some kind of update manager too? I'm a slackware guy, so I don't really know.

Look into updating the linux box on the 'net.
Old 08-29-2004, 02:25 AM   #3
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Use up2date

up2date --upgrade-to-release=

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Old 08-29-2004, 04:48 AM   #4
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there is also apt and yum for fedora
Old 08-29-2004, 05:33 AM   #5
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Originally posted by heema
there is also apt and yum for fedora
Try or (they are superb).
Old 08-29-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
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well, alright, that helps. Except now I have a trashed fedora c2 and i'm thinking of going to fc3t1. Is that possible using "--upgrade-to-release="? And what release would i specify then?

But in fact, my original questions concerned a brand new, fresh install of fedora. For example, i have winxp and i wanna wipe it out and install fedora. Can't use up2date, can i??
Old 08-29-2004, 11:23 AM   #7
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But.... if you have CDs, then why can't you just install from what you already have, and then use up2date (or Yum or Apt, or whatever) to upgrade it when you're done?

Sorry to tell you that binary distros like Fedora are meant to be upgraded from one release to the next via CD, but between releases, there's no reason to burn another set to upgrade the programs for the release.


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