This section discusses how to install Fedora to your system without making any additional physical media. Instead, you can use your existing GRUB boot loader to start the installation program.
This procedure assumes you are already using Fedora or another relatively modern Linux distribution, and the GRUB boot loader. It also assumes you are a somewhat experienced Linux user.
To perform an installation without media or a PXE server, your system must have two files stored locally, a kernel and an initial RAM disk.
Download a Live image or DVD distribution, or to locate an installation mirror, visit http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/9/.
isolinux/ folder using one of
the following methods:
If you chose to download an image, open it with the
appropriate desktop tool. If you are using Fedora,
double-click the file to open it with the
Archive Manager. Open the
If you chose not to download a whole image because you
wish to install via the network, locate the desired
release. In general, once you find a suitable mirror,
browse to the
|Installation Types Available|
If you download an image, you may then choose a hard disk-based installation or a network installation. If you only download selected files from a mirror, you may only perform a network installation.
initrd.img files from the chosen source
directory, renaming them to
initrd.img-installYou must have
root privileges to
write files into the