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RedHat Fedora Core Installation Guide - 2.2. Installation from a Hard Drive

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, ext3 or 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.

[Note]FAT-16, FAT-32, and vfat

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.

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 file systems.

If you choose this option, the following screen appears:

	    Select partition screen.

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 begin with /dev/sd. Each individual drive has its own letter, for example /dev/hda. 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.

Select OK to continue.

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