Re: Upgrade to FC5 from .iso on hard disk?
- From: "Ed M. van Gasteren" <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 11:37:57 +0200
Matthäus Banach wrote:
Brendan S (Scratch User) schrieb:Since it is no longer possible to put an install image on a floppy I take the following approach:Hi
Thanks - from FC2 you have to change all the repository data since its all out of date now - which is too much research for me at the moment.
Apparently the way to do it is to
(a) have the iso image somewhere
(b) extract the isolinux directory from the iso to somewhere on a hard disk (mount -t iso9660 -o loop iso directory)
(c) boot to grub as normal, and use the command line interface to set initrd and kernel arguments to the isolinux directory on the hard disk
(d) issue the boot command (will need to point to the iso on a partition somewhere though)
then you fall into the fedora installer
Which is where I am now...
So the next hour or so will determine whether this works or not!
could you please send a note how/if it worked?
- download the images to a fat32 partion
- check their checksum
- mount the first iso
- from its isolinux directory copy vmlinuz and initrd.img to /boot
- edit /boot/grub/grub.conf to add that kernel/initrd as a boot option
- boot that kernel
- pick the install from harddrive and point to where the images are
I have done this with success from, if I recall correctly, RH9 up to now FC5.
I choose to do a fresh install with each next version of FC because with several of them the release notes advice against an upgrade. I would strongly advice against an upgrade of FC2 to FC5. That is to wide a gap.
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