7.6. Installing from a Hard Drive
screen applies only if you are installing from a disk partition (that is, if you selected in the
dialog). This dialog allows you to name the disk partition and directory from which you are installing Fedora.
The ISO files must be located on a hard drive that is either internal to the computer, or attached to the machine by USB. In addition the
install.img file from within the ISO files must be copied to a directory named
images Use this option to install Fedora on computers that are without a network connection or CD/DVD drives.
To extract the
install.img from the ISO follow the procedure:
mount -t iso9660 /path/to/Fedora11.iso /mnt/point -o loop,ro
cp -pr /mnt/point/images /path/images/
Before you begin installation from a hard drive, check the partition type to ensure that Fedora can read it. To check a partition's file system under Windows, use the
tool. To check a partition's file system under Linux, use the
Cannot Install from LVM Partitions
You cannot use ISO files on partitions controlled by LVM (Logical Volume Management).
Figure 7.3. Selecting Partition Dialog for Hard Drive Installation
Select the partition containing the ISO files from the list of available partitions. Internal IDE, SATA, SCSI, and USB drive device names begin with
/dev/sd. Each individual drive has its own letter, for example
/dev/sda. Each partition on a drive is numbered, for example
Also specify the
Directory holding images
. Enter the full directory path from the drive that contains the ISO image files. The following table shows some examples of how to enter this information:
Original path to files
Directory to use
ext2, ext3, ext4
Table 7.2. Location of ISO images for different partition types
If the ISO images are in the root (top-level) directory of a partition, enter a
/. If the ISO images are located in a subdirectory of a mounted partition, enter the name of the directory holding the ISO images within that partition. For example, if the partition on which the ISO images is normally mounted as
/home/, and the images are in
/home/new/, you would enter
Use a leading slash
An entry without a leading slash may cause the installation to fail.
to continue. Proceed with