where can I find old fedora disks like V8

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jul 8 22:11:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-08 at 10:54 -0500, Rance Hall wrote:
> Problem, NONE of the mirrors Ive checked so far have a Fedora 8
> install cd *.iso that I can download and burn, I keep finding dvd
> *.isos but my burner isnt a dvd burner.

It wasn't released with CD ISO files, but the *separate* respin project
did make some.


Though, I gather it's not a set of CD ISOs that you download, but
scripting to create your own from the other downloads.

Another option, which might be easier, is to download and burn the
smaller rescue disc ISO, download and save the DVD ISO file, boot from
the rescue disk and tell it to use the saved DVD ISO file to install
from.  Make sure that your install doesn't format the drive/partition
holding the DVD ISO file.

I've done that the last few installs.  I pre-partitioned a drive before
installing, and put the DVD ISO in one of those partitions, and ignored
repartitioning when installing the OS (I just selected the partitions to
use, and didn't reformat them).  Post installation, I rewrote the fstab
file and made the spare partition holding the DVD ISO into my /tmp

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, all using Gnome
 in case that's important to the thread.)

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