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Network install FC7

I want to install FC8 on a machine without a DVD, but with a CD drive. I decided the easy way is to do a network install, and put the DVD image on my file server. However, after trying the install command on both the rescue CD and the boot.iso from the DVD, and exporting the data by both NFS and HTTP, I'm beginning to think that there is a serious omission in the "quick and easy" guide. The install pulls the stage2 file off the server and then says it can't pull the file off the server and invites reconfiguration. I can most definitely pull the file with correct md5sum using either protocol.

Looking at te HTTP access in the httpd/access log, it looks af if the install looks first in the "disk1" directory, then directly in images, but it finds the file just fine.

One possible problem, this is an Athlon processor (K7) and I can find distributions for i686, x86_64, and pcc, but none for i386 (the RPMs say i686 in the 386 directory), or for Athlon. Because FC8 works, I assume this is configuration rather than needing a different build.

Is there a simple trick or a pointer to valid instructions? I can install FC8 on the machine just fine, but pulling a pre-release distribution over a slow (4Mbit) network is not what I want other than a proof of concept.

bill davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979

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