View Full Version : Install FC2 without CDs
23rd May 2004, 06:39 PM
I am hoping I can get some advice on installing FC2, my current system only has RH9 and I am not able to get the CD burning software to work so I thought that it may be possible to create a partition on my hard drive and move all the data I would like to keep and the ISOs for FC2 and install from that. If someone could point me to someplace that has a tutorial on doing that or could explain it to a simpleton like me who knows very little about computers I would be very grateful.
23rd May 2004, 06:54 PM
Would that fit : http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2004-May/msg03916.html ?
23rd May 2004, 09:29 PM
I installed from iso's on my hard drive similar to the instructions from the link given in the previous post. It's pretty straightforward to get it to boot to the installer, but if you have any problems, do post.
24th May 2004, 09:46 AM
Thanks ilja and pdb I will be getting someone who knows more about computers than me to help and I'll show him this and watch what he's doing so I'll know next time.
Also just want to say that I love seeing a place like this where one can come and ask questions and get helpful replies.
24th May 2004, 12:12 PM
I suggest you have your friend write down what he does as he goes so you can study it out as you learn more. I had a friend install Debian for me several years ago, and I had no idea how to do anything. Eventually I forgot my root password and reformatted the partition. Even though I am fairly comfortable in Linux now, I'm no more enlightened on what my friend did to get that Debian install on and working!
24th May 2004, 12:41 PM
Good advise and I've taken it to heart, thanks.
25th May 2004, 04:04 AM
If in the end you need the cds, most likely you already have the simple text based cdrecord. Here's how:
Run as root cdrecord --scanbus This will list your drives.
Find the one that looks most like yours. This will appear as numbers seperated by commas. Example: 1,0,0 100) 'CyberDrv' 'CW058D CD-R/RW ' '110D' Removable CD-ROM
Use this drive number in this command: cdrecord -v dev=1,0,0 filename
This burns the disk with a progress display.
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