Installing F7 by CD and not by DVD

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Jun 2 06:33:59 UTC 2007

>>> Last time, though, for FC6, the thing flatly refused to
>>> install from a hard drive or the network.

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht:
>> I've got a few really old systems (ppro-150 and p-II) that are
>> resistant to any simple installs too.  This systems are too
>> old to boot from CD, DVD or usb.

Mine were P3 & P4 systems.  I think the latter ones could boot from USB,
all could boot from CD or DVD.  It was just post-booting, starting the
installation process, it'd complain that it couldn't find the files it

>> I found that ripping the hard disk out and putting it in a more
>> modern system is the easiest way to install Fedora on it.  (In
>> fact I'm watching the install of F7 on the P-II's disk finish as
>> I type this.)

Martin J Hooper:
> Just curious - Wouldn't you have hardware detection problems ie
> installing newer hardware drivers that are not on the older computer?

I have done that before.  Drivers are used, as needed, during boot up.
It was only the kernel that was processor specific, though my different
processors used the same kernel (they're all using 686 kernels).

(This box runs FC6, my others run FC4 & FC5, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

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