any way to install fc trough the internet ?

LarryT guess.who at
Thu Mar 16 18:20:33 UTC 2006

Thx a lot Jef ---> really kind of you to show me a step-by-step way.
Great :)

Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 3/16/06, LarryT <guess.who at> wrote:
>> Booting rescue cd  allows to install from ftp NETWORK (=private) server
>> ; but not (afaik) from the INTERNET ! One must to FIRST download iso,
>> then mount, then copy to dir on pc having ftp server running.
>> Right ?
> I assure you.. that I can start installs from ftp servers on the
> internet (aka fedora mirrors) using the available network install
> options available via the askmethod procedure. You just need the
> public ip of the ftp server, and you need to know the path on the ftp
> fedora mirror which ends with "os/" and includes the "Fedora"
> directory.
> For example, to attempt the ftp install of FC4 from the ftp mirror
>  ip address
> i would first burn a copy of rescuecd.iso from the fc4 tree by
> downloading it from
> I would then boot from the rescuecd and follow the instructions for an
> ftp install, copnfiguring the network settings as required.
> When it asks for information about the ftp server i would use either
> the dns hostname
>  or the ip address if i don't have a
> working dns configuration.
> When it asks for the path on the server i would use
> /pub/fedora/linux/core/4/i386/os/
> The install would then proceed by downloading from the ftp server. A
> similar process can be used for any fedora mirror
> which you feel will
> work reliably. Whether or not any specific public mirror will work
> reliably enough for you to complete an install is a question that I
> can not answer. I local mirror that you control on your local network
> is always prefered to minimize potential network problems outside of
> your control.
> -jef

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