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CA B4 4B 99 6F 27 74 4E 86 12 7C DF B4 42 69 D0 4F 2A 6F D2
Fedora Core is delivered on multiple CD-ROMs consisting of installation CD-ROMs and source code CD-ROMs.
The first installation CD-ROM can be directly booted into the installation on most modern systems, and contains the following directory structure (where /mnt/cdrom is the mount point of the CD-ROM):
/mnt/cdrom |----> Fedora | |----> RPMS -- binary packages | `----> base -- information on this release of Fedora | Core used by the installation process |----> images -- boot and driver disk images |----> isolinux -- files necessary to boot from CD-ROM |----> README -- this file |----> RELEASE-NOTES -- the latest information about this release | of Fedora Core `----> RPM-GPG-KEY -- GPG signature for packages from Red Hat
The remaining Installation CD-ROMs are similar to Installation CD-ROM 1, except that only the Fedora subdirectory is present.
The directory layout of each source code CD-ROM is as follows:
/mnt/cdrom |----> SRPMS -- source packages `----> RPM-GPG-KEY -- GPG signature for packages from Red Hat
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):
cp -a /mnt/cdrom/Fedora /target/directory
cp /mnt/cdrom/RELEASE-NOTES* /target/directory (Do this only for disc 1)
Many computers can now automatically boot from CD-ROMs. If you have such a machine (and it is properly configured) you can boot the Fedora Core CD-ROM directly. After booting, the Fedora Core installation program will start, and you will be able to install your system from the CD-ROM.
The images/ directory contains the file boot.iso. This file is an ISO image that can be used to boot the Fedora Core installation program. It is a handy way to start network-based installations without having to use multiple diskettes. To use boot.iso, your computer must be able to boot from its CD-ROM drive, and its BIOS settings must be configured to do so. You must then burn boot.iso onto a recordable/rewriteable CD-ROM.
Another image file contained in the images/ directory is diskboot.img. This file is designed for use with USB pen drives (or other bootable media with a capacity larger than a diskette drive). Use the dd command to write the image.
The ability to use this image file with a USB pen drive depends on the ability of your system's BIOS to boot from a USB device.
For those that have web access, see http://fedora.redhat.com. In particular, access to Fedora Project mailing lists can be found at:
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