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31st October 2006, 01:53 AM
I am sorry if this has been asked before, i have tried to search for instructions. I have a pc with windows on it, that has the FC6 iso's on it, and i want to install FC6 on another computer . they are both connected to a Dl-604 router and to the internet through broadband. can anyone give me instructions on how to install sucessfully without having to burn all the cd's, or point me in the direction of where i could look for such instructions please? any and all help will be appreciated.
31st October 2006, 05:24 AM
You can look at the various installation options here:
If you have a fat partition on your linux box or a fat USB drive then use the hard disk method and you only have to burn the first iso.
You can copy the all the iso's to a separate folder and not have to worry about burning them.
31st October 2006, 02:01 PM
thanx, i dont have any partitions on the other machine though, my windows box is NTFS. is it possible to install over network from it?
31st October 2006, 11:23 PM
If you download and install an http server or ftp server for windows, you can copy the entire installation tree to a location available via http or ftp install. You only need to boot with cd #1 and remember to enter linux askmethod when being asked for install or upgrade method.
Read more here: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/install-guide/fc6/en/sn-installing-networkinstallation.html
1st November 2006, 04:21 AM
I do this, but with a linux host - not Windows. You mount the DVD iso image into a publicly accessable directory for the FTP server. Using FC5 on my box, that's /var/ftp/pub/fc6
Mount -o loop <path-to-iso/name.iso> /var/ftp/pub/fc6
/etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd start to bring the ftp server up
Now, either on the same box or pull it ove via FTP, burn /pub/fc6/images/boot.iso to a CD.
Now, with your target PC plugged into the same LAN, boot it with that CD - follow the prompts and voila.
If your target PC will boot USB, you can put that image on a USB jump drive, boot it and go.
I've no idea if there's anyway to mount an iso image into the NTFS filesystem. Maybe some kinda iso buster to copy the files out into a Windows FTP server directory.
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