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how to install linux over the network using my DC 2003

By Blue screen ·
i have a busted cd rom drive and i have fedora core 4 cd's, my floppy drive works fine and want to install linux using my server to my desktop using a floppy drive.
how do i make a linux boot floppy and what have to be setup on the server?
i have a DC 2003 network.

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by Jaqui In reply to how to install linux over ...

use rawwritewin to burn the network.img to floppy.
rawwritewin should be in the dosutils directory of the cdrom one for fedora.

the network.img will be in the images directory on the same cdrom.

copy the directory structure of the i386 tree from the ftp mirror then copy the cdrom contents to that tree.
your network server will have to have a publicly accessable ftp server.
one that does not require a login.

" If you are setting up an installation tree for NFS, FTP, or HTTP
installations, you need to copy the RELEASE-NOTES files and all
files from the Fedora directory on discs 1-3. On Linux and Unix
systems, the following process will properly configure the
/target/directory on your server (repeat for each disc):
1. Insert disc
2. mount /mnt/cdrom
3. cp -a /mnt/cdrom/Fedora /target/directory
4. cp /mnt/cdrom/RELEASE-NOTES* /target/directory (Do this only for
disc 1)
5. umount /mnt/cdrom
"

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by Jaqui In reply to

I'm not sure about a windows based dc.

you can just bypass the dc and use the ftp mirror to do the install from the internet.

the url should be a full url:
ftp://fully/qualified/domain/name/and/path/to/top/of/linux/tree/

for fedora ( from red hat's http site, but the ftp strucutre follows the same, it's important to start at this point in the tree ):

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/4/i386/os/

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by Blue screen In reply to how to install linux over ...

keeps saying can't connect to ftp site but i can with an xp pc.
is there a setting in the dc for connecting from a linux pc?

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by Blue screen In reply to how to install linux over ...

can't connect but i can with an xp pc is there a setting in the DC for connecting from a linux pc?

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by Blue screen In reply to how to install linux over ...

i don't see the dosutil on any of the fedora 4 disks.
i am a newbie at this so please be more detail, thanks.

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by Blue screen In reply to how to install linux over ...

No one told me that you have to use a Linux server, sheez.....

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