F9 NFS install fails [SOLVED]

Matthew Saltzman mjs at clemson.edu
Sat Jul 5 01:37:58 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 03:58 +0000, Amadeus W.M. wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 19:17:06 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > I'm trying to install F9 on a machine that doesn't have a DVD drive.  I
> > burned the boot.iso and boot from that.
> > 
> > I mount the install DVD on another machine and NFS export it.  I can
> > mount the exported directory on another machine (and even that machine
> > booted with its current F7).
> > 
> > I boot for the boot ISO and select NFS install.  I assign the IPv4
> > address, netmask, gateway, and nameserver as they are defined for other
> > machines on the LAN and specify the IP address and directory of the NFS
> > serving machine.  IPv6 is disabled.
> > 
> > But the installer is always unable to mount the NFS volume.
> > 
> > Is there something I'm missing?
> > 
> > TIA.
> When installing from alternative media such as the hard disk or nfs, you 
> tell the installer the drive (e.g. /dev/sda2) and the directory where the 
> actual ISO image resides (e.g. Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso).

That was it, thanks!

> To make the install faster, do a hard disk install. That is, put the iso 
> image on the machine you want to install, on a partition that you do not 
> format during the install (e.g. in /home/user). If you're installing on a 
> machine that's not already running linux, then you must do a network 
> install.

It didn't seem as though the installer recognizes LVM volumes.  But the
net install is working fine.

> On the machine with dvd drive:
> dd if=/dev/dvd of=Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso
> then transfer it to the target machine.
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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