The Network Installation





The Network Installation

From here on, the installation procedure mimics the regular Linux installation, except for the first couple steps:

1.
Connect your client Linux box to the DHCP network.

2.
Boot your system using the first Fedora installation CD. This is the only CD you'll need for future network installations.

3.
Enter the command linux askmethod at the boot: prompt

4.
Press the Enter key.

5.
Go through the usual steps until prompted for the installation method.

6.
From the list of choices

Local CDROM
Hard Drive
NFS Image
FTP
HTTP

select the network option of your choice (NFS, FTP, or HTTP).

7.
Select the Ethernet device with which the installation client is connected to the installation server network. This would most likely be interface eth0.

8.
Select DHCP in the Configure TCP/IP screen, making the Installation client use DHCP during the installation.

If you selected the NFS method, you now come to the NFS Setup menu. Enter the IP address of the installation server for NFS Server Name, in this case 192.168.1.100. For Red Hat Directory specify /data/network-install/ISO. The remaining menus will be the usual Fedora GUI installation screens.

If you selected the HTTP method, you are shown the HTTP Setup menu. Enter the IP address of the installation server when prompted for a Web site name, in this case 192.168.1.100. Do not add an http:// to the beginning. The Red Hat directory is /network-install. The remaining menus will be textbased versions of the usual Fedora installation screens.

If you selected the FTP method, you are given the FTP Setup menu. Enter the IP address of the installation server as the FTP site name (192.168.1.100 again). If you do not select the Non-Anonymous FTP box, the Red Hat directory is simply /, and the remaining menus will be text-based versions of the usual Fedora installation screens. If you do select the Non-Anonymous FTP box, then the Red Hat directory is /data/network-install. Enter the username and password of your special FTP user account. The remaining menus will be text-based versions of the usual Fedora installation screens.


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