Doing a Fedora Linux Network Install

Setting up a repository for a network install is super simple, yet documented super poorly.

Here’s the quick and easy way to do it:

  1. Download the ISO images for your platform, preferably using bit torrent
  2. Burn disc 1
  3. Mount disc 1 on your local machine (in OS X you can just double click the .iso file)
  4. Copy * from the mounted disk to some where in your http document root (say, /var/www/html/linux)
  5. Repeat 3 & 4 for all the discs (if you downloaded CDs, that is)
  6. When you  start the install, type `linux askmethod`  and you will be prompted soon to use HTTP as the source location

That’s it.  Why does everyone insist on making it so complicated??

NB: This will NOT be useful if you want to maintain and up to date repository tree.  This is just the fastest way I know to download & install over the network without wget, rsync, or any other nonsense.

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