6.2. Installation from a Hard Drive
Once you have booted your computer, you may use ISO image files of
the Fedora discs to continue the installation process. The ISO
files must be located on a hard drive that is either internal to
the computer, or attached to the machine by USB. You can use this
option to install Fedora on computers that have neither a network
connection nor CD or DVD drives.
The partition on the hard drive holding the ISO files must be
formatted with the
vfat file system. In Fedora,
vfat includes a range
of file systems, such as FAT-16 and FAT-32, found on most
removable media. External hard drives usually contain
vfat (FAT-32) file systems. Some
Microsoft Windows systems also use
vfat file systems on internal
hard disk partitions.
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
||Cannot Install from LVM Partitions
You cannot use ISO files on partitions controlled by LVM
(Logical Volume Management).
Select the partition containing the ISO files from the list of
available partitions. Internal IDE, SATA, SCSI, and USB drive
device names begin with
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
Select Chapter 7, Welcome Dialog.
to continue. Proceed with