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Chapter 2. Alternative Installation Methods

The installation method screen below appears if one of the following is true:

  1. You booted with PXE, USB media, or boot-only CD or DVD media.

  2. You entered the askmethod option at the boot: prompt.

	  Installation method screen.

Figure 2.1. Installation Method Screen

Highlight the appropriate installation method on the list, and select OK .

[Note] CD/DVD Activity

If the first Fedora Core distribution installation disc is in your computer's CD or DVD drive, the installation program loads its next stage from that disc. The installation program still downloads package data from the source you choose.

2.1. Installation from a Network Server

You may install Fedora Core from a network server using FTP, HTTP, or NFS protocols. Refer to Section 3.3, “Installing from a Server or Web Site” for information on installation servers.

2.1.1. TCP/IP Configuration

By default, the installation program uses DHCP to automatically provide the network settings. If your network has no DHCP server, clear the check box labeled Use dynamic IP configuration and enter the settings manually. Select OK to continue.

	      TCP/IP configuration dialog.

Figure 2.2. Configure TCP/IP Dialog

These settings apply only during the installation process. The installation program allows you to configure the final network configuration later.

2.1.2. Network Service Setup

The FTP, HTTP, and NFS service setup dialogs are very similar. Each requires the name or IP address of the server, and a directory where the installation files reside. To use a public server, or mirror website, refer to Section 3.3, “Installing from a Server or Web Site” for information on valid server names and directory paths.

	      FTP setup dialog.

Figure 2.3. FTP Setup Dialog

The FTP service setup dialog also has an option for non-anonymous FTP . If your FTP server does not provide anonymous access, select this check box, and provide an account name and password in the following dialog. Select OK to continue.

	      Non-anonymous FTP account dialog.

Figure 2.4. Non-anonymous FTP Account Dialog

[Note] Large Download

Network installations download the main installation program from the server that you specify. The graphical installation program is over 60 Mb in size. Computers with a slow network connection may take several minutes to download this file.

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