Installing F7 by CD and not by DVD

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Jun 5 01:03:48 UTC 2007

Mike McCarty wrote:

> First, one may not have reliable connections, so downloading an image
> piece by piece using, say, wget -c is viable, while failing a yum
> install isn't restartable.

Yes, it is....

If yum fails during the download phase and you run it again it will skip the
packages it has previously downloaded.

> Second, one may not have a large piece of disc to devote just to
> downloading a huge ISO image, while one may be able to do 700MB pieces
> one by one.
> Others may occur to you.

I suppose one could sit around all day throwing up roadblocks to anything.

>> It seems to me that one CD and several packages add later, the way it
>> is for
>> F7, would be easier and faster to download and install. What am I
>> missing?
> See above.
> Mike

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