I'm a bit frustrated... Downloaded over 3GB of FC5 DVD iso (took a while) and put the contents on the /var/ftp/pub dir on a second machine running FC4, and set up vsftp on that second machine.
On my computer, I can boot into windows and ftp to the second machine and see and download the files using anonymous ftp connection. I have a big chunk of blank space on my computer to put FC5 onto.
Write boot.iso to a CD and restart. Run thru the options and select ftp install, type in 192.168.5.2, mask 255.255.255.0 for my computer, and for the ftp server, type in 192.168.5.4 and directory is 'pub'. Don't select 'non-anonymous' connection. End result is that there is an error message 'Failed to connect to FTP server'.
When it goes back, 'pub' is now '/pub'. Does that matter?? Tried all combinations of dir names, but all fail. Also try a user name ftp connection, but no luck.
Now this really sucks big time. What failed??? The installer is useless in terms of the information it provides. Did the network card fail? Did the ability to reach the other machine fail? Did the authentication to the ftp server fail? Did the path name get entered wrongly? This feedback could be a strong item for inclusion in the future... hint hint.
On the second computer, I can't ping my computer while it is sitting at the installer ftp screen. Should I be able to?? Or does the installer not respond to pings? VSFTPd refuses to output any sort of log file of note on the second computer either, so don't know what is going on there.
Sigh, do I have to download another 3.3GB and burn 5 CDs (I don't have a DVD drive or burner)???
Any thoughts/help appreciated.