Server Install

Nathan Ollerenshaw nathan at
Thu Nov 6 15:44:51 UTC 2003


Create a directory and copy all the files from the images into that 
directory. I did

   mkdir -p /usr/local/kickstart/fedora/1
   cp -Rpv --reply=yes /mnt/iso?/* /usr/local/kickstart/fedora/1

then just installed over FTP from the machines I needed to install.

In your case, you can install from Local Disk, and it should work fine.

1) Upgrading seems to work well for the horribly messed up machine that 
a workmate uses as a workstation, and in the past its worked ok too. 
Other than that, I can't vouch for it. Depends on how much time you 
have to rebuild it if you do it clean, I guess.

2) If you do the thing above (merge the CDs) then you won't need to 
worry about it because its not a 'cd' install.

3) best way to upgrade is to reboot off the /images/boot.iso CD and do 
an upgrade install through that. Future versions of Fedora seem to be 
able to do an upgrade between major releases using up2date, but won't 
be able to confirm that til Fedora Core 2 is released, I guess ;)

Good luck with it,


On Nov 6, 2003, at 11:16 PM, David C. Hart wrote:

> I could use some advice.
> I have the three ISO images - now mounted on our server. If I ./autorun
> I end up with the Redhat package manager. Presumably, this will allow 
> me
> to upgrade existing packages from RH9.
> 1. Is it perilous to upgrade or should I do a clean install?
> 2. At some point, it will - possibly - ask me to insert the next cd -
> yes? How do I direct the install to the disc2 partition or can/should I
> mount all three cds to the same partition?
> 3. Is this the correct method of invoking the installation?
> Thanks.
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