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Entropy
11th November 2004, 07:55 PM
I want install FC3 from hard disk, I think there should be a way to do so, but I am not sure.

Suppose:
1) A PC with Windows installed
2) FC3 ISOs (DVD or CD, which is better?)
3) No floppy drive (New laptops seldom have floppy installed, and even for desktop)

How to do it?

BTW, I think it is typical configuration which may be used later since LINUX distribute is updated very fast, if you want to keep your self up-to-date, you will have to burn a lot of CDs and will have a lot of CD out of date, therefore, installing using ISOs from hard disk is a better idea. :confused:

sayeeth
11th November 2004, 08:07 PM
This website may help you. Good luck!
http://linux_fan.spymac.net/en/linux/Install_Fedora_Core_2_from_Hard_Disk.html

AwPhuch
11th November 2004, 08:19 PM
Link down bud

Brian
AwPhuch

sayeeth
11th November 2004, 08:22 PM
Link down bud

Brian
AwPhuch

Errr nope, I'm on that link right now.

zzxop
12th November 2004, 03:46 AM
I downloaded cd images and successfully install FC3. My method is:
Using grub to boot,then enter the following command
grub>kernel (hd1,4)/dosutils/vmlinuz
grub>initrd (hd1,4)/dosutils/initrd.img
grub>boot

then choosing hard driver,entry the directory including iso.
(hd1,4) is where places vmlinuz and initrd.img. You may change it.

Znark
12th November 2004, 05:35 AM
FC3 can install from the hard drive. I updated from FC2 using that. You need have the ISO images available in a directory.

Next, you need to boot the installer. There is a tiny boot.iso or rescuecd.iso which can be burnt to a normal or mini CD. There is diskboot.img which is for USB key drives if your BIOS can boot from USB drives. There is network booting if your BIOS supports PXE booting. Finally, if you already have a Linux install with grub, it can use the vmlinuz and initrd.img from the isolinux directory.

Entropy
12th November 2004, 10:26 PM
Thank you , Guys! I finally get it working.

Here are my steps for reference:
1) Download Fedora Core 3 files
Tips: The following 3 files for installation
FC3-i386-disc1.iso
FC3-i386-disc2.iso
FC3-i386-disc3.iso
FC3-i386-disc4.iso

Note: It seems that only CD ISOs works for harddisk installing because it promopts "CDROM image", but I did not tried

2) Check MUD5SUM
Tips: Use fast MD5 checksum utitlity in http://www.fastsum.com/

ca49964739f84848ca78fc03662272fb FC3-i386-DVD.iso
e5e0328370d899bd77c8d5c7f1bd3ead FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc1.iso
5cf3f9ae84d8d0ec49679618c9cc2236 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc2.iso
ee5f134b6880145e576c97c3561cd787 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc3.iso
7c57d517a6b0bb98b58600392f44ef36 FC3-i386-SRPMS-disc4.iso
db8c7254beeb4f6b891d1ed3f689b412 FC3-i386-disc1.iso
2c11674cf429fe570445afd9d5ff564e FC3-i386-disc2.iso
f88f6ab5947ca41f3cf31db04487279b FC3-i386-disc3.iso
6331c00aa3e8c088cc365eeb7ef230ea FC3-i386-disc4.iso
07bb34ce97b62b99f84d32812a2eec75 FC3-i386-rescuecd.iso

3) Make a FAT32 patition and put the ISOs to a folder in it
-- Like E:\FC3

4) Use Deamon Tool to mount FC3-i386-disc1.iso in Windows
Tip: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/portal.php
-- Copy vmlinuz and initrd.img to the folder contains ISOs

5) Prepare to use GRUB in Windows
-- Download GRUB FOR DOS from http://newdos.yginfo.net/grubdos.htm
Tip: Download the version 0.2 preview or above
-- Unzip it and copy the file "grldr" and directory "boot" to c:\
-- Modify the file c:\BOOT.INI to add the following in the last line:
c:\grldr="Start GRUB"
-- Modify C:\boot\grub\menu.lst to add new section "title Install Fedora Core 3"
as follows:
title Install Fedora Core 3
kernel (hd0,4)/fc3/vmlinuz
initrd (hd0,4)/fc3/initrd.img

Tips:
hd0 -- The firsr hard disk
4 -- The partition contains ISOs (I have totally 3 partition with a hidden partition at the beginning of the disk, and the ISO is in drive E, the 4th partition (please note that it is a virtual drive instead of a physical partition, but in windows, it will ignore this difference))

6) Reboot

7) When prompting the method to install, Select "Harddisk"

8) In next screen, Select the partition contains ISOs and input the directory contains ISOs (like /fc3)
Tips: Because my E drive is actually the first logical drive in Extension Partition, so it is /dev/hda5

9) Finish the installation

Stevenisme
30th August 2005, 02:51 AM
FC3 can install from the hard drive. I updated from FC2 using that. You need have the ISO images available in a directory.

Next, you need to boot the installer. There is a tiny boot.iso or rescuecd.iso which can be burnt to a normal or mini CD. There is diskboot.img which is for USB key drives if your BIOS can boot from USB drives. There is network booting if your BIOS supports PXE booting. Finally, if you already have a Linux install with grub, it can use the vmlinuz and initrd.img from the isolinux directory.



If I want I boot to grub not FC what should I do? :rolleyes: