Since Fedora’s web site was down during this past week, the installation guide was also unavailable. Here are my quick notes on using the network installation option. Why use the network installation option? You only need to download one ISO file instead of two, or all five. Unless you are installing on more than one machine, network install option could be a good option to consider. Here are my notes:
- Download the first ISO file from one of the mirrors. Run sha1sum check to make sure you downloaded correctly.
- Burn the ISO file to a CD
- Boot up the target machien with the CD. At the initial prompt, type “linux askmethod” and press enter. You might want to run through the check media step available with the installer.
- When the installer asks you what method you want to install, choose ftp or http depending on which mirror you want to use.
- Enter the host name and directory name for the mirror of your choice. For example: “mymirrorserver.com” and “/fedora/core/6/i386/os”
- If you get an error that complained about not able to read repomd.xml, you might want to try a different mirror.
During installation, you can press Ctrl-Alt-F3 to see rolling installation log, Ctrl-Alt-F4 to see rolling dmesg log. Ctrl-Alt-F6 to get back to the graphical installer.