question about Fedora media

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Can the Live Media only be used "Live" or can they also install Fedora?

    If not, is there a way to install Fedora on a computer that has no dvd drive?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Technically, you can install Linux via network, provided it's configured. Can you setup such an environment? As to the live, yes, it can be installed. All live CD/DVD Linuxes can, to the best of my experience. But why Fedora?
    Mrk
     
  3. WSFuser

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    I was just considering Linux distros other than Ubuntu.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Well,
    If not even Ubuntu-based, then try:
    PCLinuxOS, SUSE 10.3, Wolvix, Mandriva, all and simple. Fedora is a little more rigid. It's the 'admin' distro, in my opinion. If that's what you're looking for then go for it.

    Ubuntuesque: Linut Mint, gOS, openGEU.

    P.S. Wolvix, gOS, openGEU tutorials coming in the next weeks ... cool, interesting surprises. Really neat. And don't forget Ubuntu. It's really one of the finer distros. You can do with it anything you can do in any other.

    Mrk
     
  5. Pedro

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    Debian can be installed via network/floppy i believe :)
    You might want to check Debian out, it's pretty much the all architecture, true community based, all purpose and safe OS out there :p

    Somethings take more effort than others.
    http://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst
    Hey, i'm back with Opera for a while :)
     
  6. WSFuser

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    Mrkvonic - Ill look into PCLinuxOS. And for Ubuntu, Ive already tried it so this time I thought Id try another.

    Pedro - I do have a cd drive just not dvd. The Fedora installation media is dvd size so thats why I wanted to ask about the live media which is smaller.
     
  7. Pedro

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    Ah, i get it now. Then it must have some CD version. Are you sure it's DVD only?
     
  8. WSFuser

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    The installation media is ~3GB which would fit on a DVD and the live media is closer to 700MB which would fit on CD.
     
  9. Pedro

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    Is this what you're asking?
    Follow this link for the documentation quoted. And download paths.
    http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f8/en_US/sn-which-files.html
     
  10. WSFuser

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    Yes that answers my question perfectly.

    I just clicked "Get Fedora" on the homepage...
     
  11. Pedro

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    I know the feeling :)
    Just get used to search "instalation instructions" or FAQ for quick doubts on something, it won't take you too much to find it.
    The big info are in the manuals and wiki (general observation).
     
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