any way to install fc trough the internet ?

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Thu Mar 16 22:59:56 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 10:29 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> I usually recommend people grab the rescuecd.iso file instead of
> boot.iso if its the only iso they will be burning, so they will have
> media which the rescue environment available is case they need to boot
> into rescue mode for some reason.

I usually just burn the boot.iso if I bother to burn anything. You can
boot into rescue mode from that anyway. 

Mostly I don't bother with even the boot.iso -- I just dump the vmlinux
and ramdisk.image.gz files into /boot and configure yaboot to boot them.

You can do entirely unattended upgrades this way if you're brave enough
-- make the installer kernel+initrd the default option in yaboot or
grub, with sufficient command line arguments so that it doesn't ask for
language, keyboard, network details etc. when it starts. And use VNC, of
course. When it's finished installing, it'll reboot into the
newly-upgraded system.

I have to admit that while I've done this as a test on a machine under
the stairs and it's been fine, I've never actually done it for real on a
remote machine where I couldn't have got at it if there _had_ been a
problem. I usually wimp out and just upgrade those with yum without the
downtime :)


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