View Full Version : How to install FC2 test3 from harddisk
1st June 2004, 02:36 PM
I extracted the first ISO of FC2, and No dosutils subdir found.
So I don't know how to install FC2 from harddisk.
Any suggestion will be welcome. thank you!
1st June 2004, 03:30 PM
Me too. I want to know this.
FC2 has the same file in images directory, diskboot.img. But that image is designed only for USB disks.
What happens for people who wish to install the way aubrey and I do?
I tried the FC1 diskboot.img, but it gave me an error message because that disk only looks for FC1 install media.
1st June 2004, 03:46 PM
I found this.
I am going to try it.
1st June 2004, 04:57 PM
I tried it but when I came to the screen where I tell it the partition and directory it didn't work.
I have the iso's in a fedora2 directory, this is located on /dev/hda9 which is fat32
The only available partition in the list is /dev/hda1 which is my other fat32 partition. It didn't even detect my existing linux partitions!!!
So I copied the iso's to hda1.
For Directory holding images I type "fedora2".
It gives me an error prompt that says that is can't find the cd images at /tmp/hdimage/fedora2
I can't remember exactly if it says hdimage in the path, but it is something like that.
I wish the fedora people created a floppy boot image. :( it is needed.
Is it because the kernel is becoming too big. I noticed the same with KNOPPIX 3.4. There was no floppy boot image.
2nd June 2004, 01:36 PM
1, create a new directory named "install" (any you like).
2, copy the two files,FC2disk1/images/pxeboot/ "vmlinuz" and "initrd.img" into the dir made in step 1.
3, copy a LOADLIN.EXE (for dos edtion, available in other distributions of linux) into the some dir.
4, in the some dir, create a Batch File named "install.bat" that contains this line:
loadlin vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img ramdisk_size=9216 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
Now boot your system into DOS mode, enter the "install" directory, type "install" to run "install.bat" which could launch the installing process. Just follow the screen, and enjoy yourself!
2nd June 2004, 04:25 PM
That didn't work either.
The exact same problem as before occurred.
When I get to this screen,
It doesn't detect all partitions.
2nd June 2004, 04:28 PM
Is it possible to start the install from within FC1?
But then be given the choice to wipe out the partition with FC1?
2nd June 2004, 04:39 PM
I have already installed it by this way. And now I'm enjoying it.
3rd June 2004, 07:13 AM
I tried an FC1 boot disk and then pointed to my FC1 ISO files. It worked perfectly and detected all my partitions.
Maybe this is a bug with FC2?
I will have to test it again with a different partition layout sometime in the future.
Thanks for your help anyway, now I know at least two ways of performing this type of install :)
8th July 2004, 03:32 AM
Thank You VERY MUCH!!!
8th July 2004, 03:33 AM
Thank you very much !!!
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