boot cd's

Bill Davidsen davidsen at
Fri Nov 9 00:06:32 UTC 2007

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Frank Cox wrote:
>> I do my Fedora installs and upgrades by booting off of a CDR and doing a
>> NFS install from the DVD image that I have on my fileserver.
>> Is there a difference (other than the logo screen) between the boot cd 
>> images
>> for Fedora versions?  In other words, can I use my F7 boot cd to 
>> install F8, or
>> am I better off to create a new CD from the image on the F8 dvd?
> Yes, there are major differences in the boot environment. You can get 
> the Fedora 8 boot image (or better yet the rescue image since it has the 
> second stage installer too) from one of the mirrors.
There's a long thread on doing network installs, perhaps you could 
either read it and tell us the magic way to make it work off a *local* 
DVD image, or you could add a caution to you advice, the install does 
work, eventually, but only with external network connection.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at>
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