file missing man-page !!!!

LarryT guess.who at
Tue Mar 21 15:12:59 UTC 2006

Thx a lot, all :)
If i prefer to copy all from the dir i *mounted -o loop* the iso's, 
there is a reason : i make two or three installations (having few pc) , 
so ... it is easier.

David Timms wrote:
> LarryT wrote:
>> So Jonathan, i think we are all right :)
>> BTW, i think that ftp installation necessary needs a remote ftp 
>> directory (of course !), where ALL (=ALL !!) the data have been copied 
>> ! Here is the point i missed !
>> The guy who wants to install from one cd, will surely burn the 
>> fc5disc1 ! But this is not what i first did : i copy the contain of 
>> the first cd to a ftp dir : here is my mistake. Booting from the cd 
>> recue, the soft cant guess that the remote ftp dir only contains the 
>> first cd rpms !
>> So this question/problem is closed (to me).
> Larry,
> You are very likely to need more than just disc1, even for a default 
> install. (Previous Fedora's I've need disc 1 & 2 for a GUI install with 
> the apps, if you want to install different types of 
> machines, you might need more (even for just a couple of files)
> You don't have to copy the CD's content's to your ftp server path !
> - just put the .iso images on the ftp server.
> -it's something like: (you also need to get permissions correct - test 
> with a anonymous ftp to the server)
> #mkdir /home/fc5/disc1
> #mkdir /home/fc5/disc2
> #mkdir /home/fc5/disc3
> ...etc
> #mount -o loop FC-5...disc1.iso /home/fc5/disc1
> #mount -o loop FC-5...disc2.iso /home/fc5/disc2
> #mount -o loop FC-5...disc3.iso /home/fc5/disc3
>  >linux askmethod
>  >ftp
>  >192.168.2.yourlocalserver
>  >/home/fc5/disc1   [from memory]
> The installer knows to look for disc 1 Fedora/RPMS in the given folder, 
> but when it needs disc2 it looks in ../disc2/Fedora/RPMS,
> and when it needs disc3 it looks in ../disc3/Fedora/RPMS etc.
> I did happen upon this by accident (looking at the CTRL-ALT-F3,F2 during 
> installation and seeing the multiple paths it was searching for ;-)
> It all works quite nicely even though it is not well documented. (I go 
> one step further and set dhcp server and tftp server, and have the 
> machines to install do a network book and begin install).
> DaveT.

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