Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 19:44 UTC, submitted by Ki Mun
Fedora Core Lunapark reviews Fedora Core 5, and concludes: "I would only recommend FC5 to people who do not own Nvidia video cards or do not mind tweaking a lot default settings to get things working. Otherwise stay with what you are using and wait for SUSE 10.1 or Ubuntu's Dapper. But if you do stick with FC 5 and get past the quirks, it is quite impressive and I am already eagerly awaiting FC 6."
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RE: Network Install
by wibbit on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 15:49 UTC in reply to "Network Install"
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2006-03-22

Network installs have been possable with Fedora/Redhat for a long time now, it is nothing new.

The biggest change with FC5 is that anaconda now uses Yum. If it is not already possible, it makes the use of third part repositories significantly simpler. I would assume that it would also mean that we can get rid of doing a network install, and then spending several hours doing an update, as it will just get the latest packages.

How is it done?

Go to your favourite mirror, and download the following file http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/i386/os/i...
Obviously making the appropriate changes based on hardware and release version.

Put that on CD and then boot.

At the boot splash (or what ever it is called), type linux askmethod and allow it to boot.

It will then ask you what mehtod you want, you may choose your favourite one (almost certainly HTTP/FTP).

When it asks you for the host/location you need to entre the path to either the ISO images (for certain types of installs like NFS, not sure if it works with HTTP), OR to the "os" version.

You are then good to go.

Hope this helps.

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