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Re: Upgrading using DVD iso image on HD

On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 12:02 -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> In the past I've upgraded using a set of CD iso's on my HD, with no need to 
> burn anything but a boot CD. Does this work with the DVD iso, as well? 
> (I've never used a DVD iso, so I don't know if they're just "bigger iso's" 
> or require their own special handling.)

They are indeed just bigger ISOs. I've done NFS installs using a DVD ISO
so I'd expect a hard disk to work that way too.

> With the CD iso's I've loved not having to burn media and the ability to 
> run the whole upgrade in one pass with no shuffling of disks. Afterwards, I 
> mount the images loopback and create an RPM symlink farm for yum updates. A 
> single DVD image should make the latter easier, as I won't need a symlink 
> farm, just one to the single RPMS directory. (Does it include yum metadata?)

I don't think it includes the metadata (the FC3 DVD didn't anyway).
However, that can be fixed fairly easily: if you've loopback-mounted the
DVD at (say) /srv/software/fc4/dvd then running "createrepo" in
the /srv/software/fc4 directory should create a suitable set of metadata
for using with yum.

Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>

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