RE: remote upgrade from Redhat 8.0 --> 9.0
From: bruce (bedouglas_at_earthlink.net)
To: <email@example.com> Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 11:49:19 -0700
Thanks for the repsonses....
What I was looking for... were the actual files themselves... for the most
part, the responses I got, were dealing with the ISOs... The actual RH9.0
"installation files" can be found on the RH Ftp site ...I for get the actual
path now.. but i just found them!!!!!
These are the apparent files the I'm looking for.. And nowhere in the
section of the RH installation manual could I find the actual location
listed... Or any indication as to where they reside, simply that you need
Now if I can figure out how to get the Remote Upgrade process down pat!!
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Bret Hughes
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: remote upgrade from Redhat 8.0 --> 9.0
On Sat, 2003-07-26 at 11:45, bruce wrote:
> Already looked/read the Redhat docs... Can't find where it points to the
> "installation tree" with an explanation as to how you get it.... It states
> that you need it... allows you to download the ISOs... If you can point to
> the specific location that deals with the installation tree files/folder
> structure, I'd be much obliged!!!
> I believe I need the installation files, as I believe I'm going to need to
> use either FTP/HTTP to upgrade to RH 9.0. Since I'm trying to do a remote
> upgrade, I'm not going to have access to the CD player, and I will not be
> the keyboard...
> So.. I still have the question.. How/where do I get/create the
> file tree.
> The funny thing is that I have them for RH8.0 on one of my windows
> so I know that I went through this once before... Can't find my notes on
> what I did though!!!
THe installation tree is nothing more than the files contained on the
cds (or in iso images) copied to a single directory. it is basically a
copy of the 1st cd with the rpms located in /RedHat/RPMS/ from the other
Inorder for the installer to see them I think you have to run genhdlist
part of the anaconda package I belive.
If you have not dled the isos or have access to the cds then simply
mirroring the 9/ tree from a mirror site (see www.redhat.com/mirrors)
and I don;t think you have to dink with it after that.
If you had read and understood the first link I sent you should see an
Cut and pasted from the page:
An installation tree is the location for all files needed to run and
install the Red Hat Linux operating system.
An ISO image is a file containing an exact copy of a CD-ROM disk image.
Because Red Hat Linux has so many packages included with its
distribution, there are several ISO images available.
An installation tree differs from an ISO image in that ISO images are
broken down into smaller subsets of files which the installation program
then calls for per ISO image, while an installation tree contains all
the necessary files in one complete file structure. Individual ISO
images can be combined to create an installation tree.
Here it is again.
It would also help if you would not top post replys.
While this is NOT a non-trival operation is it also not brain surgery.
So far you have not asked a qusetion that leads me to believe that you
have read the docs.
I do not have time to rewrite the entire process, and since the creation
of the installation tree is well documented I am not going to do so.
I am trying to teach you to fish rather than feed you.
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