16.4. Preparing for a Network Installation
/location/of/disk/space. The directory that will be made publicly available via FTP, NFS, or HTTP will be specified as /publicly/available/directory. For example,
/location/of/disk/spacemay be a directory you create called
/var/www/html/rhel5, for an HTTP install.
- Create an iso image from the installation disk(s) using the following command (for DVDs):
dd if=/dev/dvd of=/location/of/disk/space/RHEL5.isowhere dvd refers to your DVD drive device.
16.4.1. Preparing for FTP and HTTP installation
RELEASE-NOTESfiles and all files from the
RedHatdirectory on all operating systems ISO images. On Linux and UNIX systems, the following process will properly configure the target directory on your server (repeat for each CD-ROM/ISO image):
- Insert CD-ROM or DVD-ROM.
- If you are installing the Server variant, run
cp -a /media/cdrom/Server <target-directory>If you are installing the Client variant, run
cp -a /media/cdrom/Client <target-directory>
cp /media/cdrom/RELEASE-NOTES* <target-directory>(Installation CD 1 or DVD only)
cp /media/cdrom/images <target-directory>(Installation CD 1 or DVD only)
<target-directory>represents the path to the directory to contain the installation tree.)
/publicly/available/directorydirectory is shared via FTP or HTTP, and verify client access. You can check to see whether the directory is accessible from the server itself, and then from another machine on the same subnet that you will be installing to.
16.4.2. Preparing for an NFS install
- For DVD:
mv /location/of/disk/space/RHEL5.iso /publicly/available/directory/
- For CDROMs:
mv /location/of/disk/space/disk*.iso /publicly/available/directory/
/publicly/available/directorydirectory is exported via NFS via an entry in
/sbin/service nfs start). If NFS is already running, reload the configuration file (on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system use
/sbin/service nfs reload).