Home > Fedora Core > FC5 Updated Network install FC5 Updated Network install Submitted by robgarth 2006-05-08 Fedora Core 2 Comments After making your own up-to-date Fedora install DVD, “creating a yum repo for installing FC5, prepatched, via the network, is also fairly simple. And makes a lot of sense for anyone supporting a Fedora-based environment.” About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 2 Comments 2006-05-08 6:20 pm rapont These guides are really useful – I just wish they could be replicated for other distributions: SUSE and Slackware in particular (hint. hint!) I just wish more people in the Linux community would create good howto’s that are useful for system administrators and advanced users (particularly with regard to setting up workgroups, single sign-on, security etc), keep them up to date and keep them in ONE central location. Documentation in Linux is *far* too fragmented – why do I need to check 5 places to see if they have a howto telling me how to set up groupware? It would be great if someone would also make an easy to read guide to setting up Kolab/Kontact on a network – i’m dying to do it, but there’s so little documentation! 2006-05-08 7:00 pm JacobMunoz I too have found it sometimes difficult to get straight answers about Linux issues – the major problem being that every single installation is just different enough that the issue usually doesn’t apply to your own setup. The best thing to do is write down everything you learn – the very second you learn it. Then the second part is what count – Share it! You don’t have to detail every spec (but it can help) – even the littlest bit is better than nothing. For sharing, try setting up a personal wiki – that way you can get community feedback. Pmwiki (www.pmwiki.org) is a great (and fairly easy) way to start one up. If you’re lucky enough, somebody may browse past your page and see something they can help with. It sure isn’t ‘tech support’, but Linux is community-based and relies on cooperation not commercialization.