Re: Fedora 4 DVD install image missing?
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On 8/4/05, Lamont R. Peterson <lamont@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Thursday 04 August 2005 11:09am, Bruce Feist wrote: > > I'm about to install Fedora 4 (64 bit version) on a new computer. So, I > > went to find the DVD image on the RH Fedora site, but found only CD > > images. Then I looked at the mirrors, and found that some of them had > > the DVD image as well as the CD images. How can this be? > > > > I downloaded a DVD image from one of the mirrors, and burned a DVD... > > Fedora's CD check during installation reported that it's defective. I'm > > currently trying again, with an image from a different mirror; I'm not > > optimistic that it'll work; we'll see. If it doesn't work, I'll either > > download the CD images from RedHat, or install from a 32-bit install > > image instead (if I get way too lazy). > > Here's another option: > > 1. Download DVD or CD iso(s) > 2. Verify shasums > 3. loopback mount iso(s) > 4. copy all the content of the DVD/CDs to a directory on a file server > (unfortunately, newer versions of NFS servers will not export any of the > content of loopback mounted directories successfully, I used to do that and > it worked well, but I have not taken the time to figure out how to get the > NFS server to do it. Another option is to use unionfs, which can be > successfully exported, though I haven't tested it). Really? I updated one Fedora box that doesn't have a DVD drive (CD only) by loopback mounting the DVD iso on a directory and exporting that directory via NFS from my FC4 x86_64 laptop. Worked great. > 5. Export via NFS (and/or FTP/HTTP. > 6. Burn a CD using the boot.iso image in the images/ directory on the first > CD or on the DVD. > 7. Boot your system(s) using the boot.iso CD and do a network install. > > I have found this to be much better way to install systems. I have done > upgrade installs this way for my AMD64 box. You only use 1 CD (and it could > be a little 50MB biz-card disc, if you want) and the network installation is > MUCH faster than swapping discs or using the DVD. I don't know about it being faster. I don't see there is any advantage if your computer has a DVD drive. It still requires you to get the isos, which seems to be the problem right now. Also the OP said he didn't have a Linux computer that he could trust to do bittorrent. I'm not sure what he meant exactly, but I'd say that means he doesn't have one that could do NFS either. > Of course, I also burn a DVD-/+RW disc to carry the newest version of Fedora > with me. I would like to find a 2-sided DVD-/+RW disc to burn x86 on one side > and AMD64 on the other. That would be cool. I have seen a pressed 2-sided DVD, no writables though, not that I've looked. Jonathan -- amd64-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/amd64-list
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