#centos - Sat 28 Apr 2007 between 00:31 and 00:46

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actionStickittotheman willingly identifies himself as a windows noob who wishes to switch to centos
Stickittothemanwillingly 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?
mmcgrathStickittotheman: network install
Stickittothemanim not finding anything on the wiki about how to do that
where would i start?
mmcgrathStickittotheman: do you have a way to boot the box via a cd or dvd?
Stickittothemanyes
just not a DVD
i have a 10gig partition i could use for now too
mmcgrathK, then all you need to do is append a "method=http://path/to/your/centOS/install/os" to the boot prompt
Stickittothemansorry, take two steps back
what am i booting off of?
mmcgrathput 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.
Stickittothemanok i got that
mmcgraththere's a multitude of documentation on this section on the internet, but "method=" is what you're looking to do.
Stickittothemanim assuming thats just the first cd from the set of five?
jdillonStickittotheman: aye
mmcgrathyep, there's even a smaller boot.iso that you could use IIRC
jdillon6 actually
I mean there are 6 discs
Stickittotheman:P
im an OS switching freak, and im burning through cds pretty quick here
thanks
actionjdillon wonders why there isn't a live cd for 5 yet
jdillonwonders why there isn't a live cd for 5 yet
Stickittothemanbefore i reboot, im assuming the path to the install is just a URL where you download the .iso?
mmcgrathIts the path you downloaded the iso ending with /os/
Stickittothemancool
mmcgrathdelete everything after the /os/ I mean.
jdillonhrm... is that correct? some of these have arch dirs under them
ie. http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.0/os/i386/
mmcgrathleave the arch
actionmmcgrath is used to booting fedora this way - http://redhat.download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/
mmcgrathis used to booting fedora this way - http://redhat.download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/
jdillonIIRC 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 :-)

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