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Re: Upgrade to FC4 from FC3 without having to re download and then burn cds and recreate partition?



On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 16:00 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 6:54 AM -0500 6/1/05, Basil Copeland wrote:
> >On 5/31/05, Sam Johnson <johnsonsamc gmail com> wrote:
> >> So, all I have to do is download the FC4 boot.iso, burn it, boot from
> >> the disc, and then what?
> >>
> >> Also, someone mentioned a hard drive install.  Seems like a good
> >> idea... How does that work?
> >>
> >
> >You will still have to download the ISO's for a hard drive install.
> >The only real advantage is that you avoid burning the iso's to cd's,
> >and the feeding and reading of the cd's during the upgrade.  You'll
> >need to be able to access the hard drive, of course, either locally or
> >remotely.
> 
> I tried to do a hard drive install, and ended up burning CDs anyway.
> Although one is supposed to be able to put the .iso's on a FAT32 volume,
> the installer seems only to allow paths starting with, umm, some unix path
> like /foo/bar/, as anything I typed had that path prefixed to it in the
> error message, so it seems to be impossible to refer to my C: drive.

The installer asks for a partition name and directory. So if you dumped
the ISO images into C:\Fedora and C: was known to Linux as /dev/hda1,
you'd tell the installer to find the ISO images on /dev/hda1 in
directory /Fedora. Simple.

Paul.
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Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>


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