RFE: Ability To Edit Files At End of Installation Process

Robert L Cochran cochranb at speakeasy.net
Tue Nov 11 14:46:32 UTC 2003

Well I'm just plain wrong. I was able to get into vc2 and edit fstab 
after packages had installed. I'm not sure why I had such trouble when I 
installed on hda...


Robert L Cochran wrote:

> I'm installing Fedora a second time around (on hdb in a 2-drive system) 
> to double-check my claim. It is at the "installing packages" panel right 
> now and so far, I have been able to use CTRL-ALT-F2 to get at virtual 
> console #2 during the installation process. Using the left-side keys 
> CTRL-ALT-F7 gets one back to the graphical panel.
> I'm going to wait till the install completes because I'm sure that I 
> tried to get into the virtual console after packages had been installed 
> to the other drive on this system, but before quitting the installer, 
> and couldn't access it. As a result I couldn't edit /etc/fstab. I want 
> to be able to edit files just before the first boot of a freshly 
> installed system.
> Bob
> Mike Chambers wrote:
>> On Tue, 2003-11-11 at 05:54, Tom Diehl wrote:
>>> Huh?? Is this true?? It was in test 3. I used it. Has it been rm'd 
>>> from FC1??
>>> I have not done any installs of FC1 from scratch yet. I f thei is 
>>> true why was it rm'd??
>> You can still go to F2 or whatever and go to /mnt/sysimage (sp?) and do
>> some editing before the initial boot after install.
>> Not sure on the upgrading/adding packages part though.

Bob Cochran
Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

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