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Enterprise Networking Planet: Building The Perfect GNOME Workstation

Mar 12, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Carla Schroder for this link. ]

"Last week we took a look at some interesting and useful tasks to perpetrate upon an unsuspecting Fedora installation, including how to do a bare-metal network installation. Excellent reader Earl Robinson pointed out that this works all right for a single PC, but multiple installations need a local mirror, so he sent this great suggestion for easily setting up multiple local installations:

"'Download the DVD iso, preferably using bittorrent... Once you've got the whole thing, check the md5/sha1 sig... Then mount it using the loop device on /var/ftp/pub on your second machine. All you †have to do is turn on the vsftp daemon, and you can use the network installer to install over your LAN...'"

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