|action||Stickittotheman willingly identifies himself as a windows noob who wishes to switch to centos|
|Stickittotheman||willingly identifies himself as a windows noob who wishes to switch to centos|
is there a way to install centos 5 without a DVD, and without using up 5 cds?
|mmcgrath||Stickittotheman: network install|
|Stickittotheman||im not finding anything on the wiki about how to do that|
where would i start?
|mmcgrath||Stickittotheman: do you have a way to boot the box via a cd or dvd?|
just not a DVD
i have a 10gig partition i could use for now too
|mmcgrath||K, then all you need to do is append a "method=http://path/to/your/centOS/install/os" to the boot prompt|
|Stickittotheman||sorry, take two steps back|
what am i booting off of?
|mmcgrath||put the cd in your drive.|
turn off your computer, then turn it back on.
your computer will boot off of the CD.
It will come to a boot: prompt.
There will be a list of help items there (I think) you can hit f1-f5 to view them.
It will give you a good idea of what can be done from that cd.
|Stickittotheman||ok i got that|
|mmcgrath||there's a multitude of documentation on this section on the internet, but "method=" is what you're looking to do.|
|Stickittotheman||im assuming thats just the first cd from the set of five?|
|mmcgrath||yep, there's even a smaller boot.iso that you could use IIRC|
I mean there are 6 discs
im an OS switching freak, and im burning through cds pretty quick here
|action||jdillon wonders why there isn't a live cd for 5 yet|
|jdillon||wonders why there isn't a live cd for 5 yet|
|Stickittotheman||before i reboot, im assuming the path to the install is just a URL where you download the .iso?|
|mmcgrath||Its the path you downloaded the iso ending with /os/|
|mmcgrath||delete everything after the /os/ I mean.|
|jdillon||hrm... is that correct? some of these have arch dirs under them|
|mmcgrath||leave the arch|
|action||mmcgrath is used to booting fedora this way - http://redhat.download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/|
|mmcgrath||is used to booting fedora this way - http://redhat.download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/|
|jdillon||IIRC the first boot menu should also have screens to guide for network install|
though its been years since I needed to use them
Stickittotheman: good luck :-)