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7.6. Installing from a Hard Drive

The Select Partition screen applies only if you are installing from a disk partition (that is, if you selected Hard Drive in the Installation Method 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/
  umount /mnt/point
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 Disk Management tool. To check a partition's file system under Linux, use the fdisk utility.

Cannot Install from LVM Partitions

You cannot use ISO files on partitions controlled by LVM (Logical Volume Management).
Selecting Partition Dialog for Hard Drive Installation
Selecting partition dialog for a hard drive installation.
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 /dev/sda1.
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:
Partition type Volume Original path to files Directory to use
VFAT D:\ D:\Downloads\F11 /Downloads/F11
ext2, ext3, ext4 /home /home/user1/F11 /user1/F11
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 /new/.

Use a leading slash

An entry without a leading slash may cause the installation to fail.
Select OK to continue. Proceed with Section 7.10, “Welcome to Fedora”.

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