2.2. Installation from a Hard Drive
You may install from a hard drive that contains the ISO image
files for the Fedora discs. The hard drive may be internal to the
computer or attached by USB. The partition on the hard drive
holding the ISO files must be formatted with the ext2
file system. In Fedora,
includes a range
of file systems, such as FAT-16 and FAT-32, found on most
removable media. External hard drives usually contain
(FAT-32) file systems.
Some Microsoft Windows systems also use
file systems on internal
hard disk partitions.
|FAT-16, FAT-32, and |
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
You cannot use ISO files on partitions controlled by LVM (Logical
Volume Management). Refer to Section 6.2, “General Information on Partitions” for more information about
If you choose this option, the following screen appears:
Figure 2.5. Select Partition Screen
Select the partition containing the ISO files from the list of
available partitions. Internal IDE drive device names begin with
/dev/hd. SCSI or USB drive device names
/dev/sd. Each individual drive
has its own letter, for example
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
Select OK to continue.