17.01.2006 18:39

Howto install FC for testing using qemu

As I'd like to test Fedora Core test releases, but I do not have another hardware to run it on, I come to idea to install FC5 test 2 using qemu into image file, using boot.iso and HTTP installation. Create 3G harddisk image
dd if=/dev/zero of=fedora_5t2_hda.img bs=1024 count=3000000
from any mirror http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html (it is e.g test version 4.92)

qemu -boot d -hda fedora_5t2_hda.img -cdrom boot.iso -m 256
At prompt type
linux askmethod
then choose HTTP and let installator to use DHCP to setup your IP. 
As source server address type e.g.
as path to FC directory use

An alternative approach is to use VMWare Player and some of the Fedora Comunity Virtual Machine Image.

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