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Where are the netinstall instructions?

asked 2017-07-15 11:42:23 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2017-07-15 14:44:41 -0500

I am using Fedora 25, wanting to do a clean install of Fedora 26 workstation.

I have a Fedora-Workstation-netinst-x86_64-26-1.5.iso in my downloads folder, and the checksum checks out.

There is no README in the iso. All I found for netinstall instructions is below, from: Are there more instructions?

netinstall Image

The netinstall image boots directly into the installation environment, and uses the online Fedora package repositories as the installation source. With a netinstall image, you can select a wide variety of packages to create a customized installation of Fedora. The Fedora Server netinstall image is a universal one, and can be used to install any Fedora flavor or your own set of favorite packages.

where I am stuck

From Nautilus downloads folder, I click on Fedora-Workstation-netinst-x86_64-26-1.5.iso, which opens another Nautilus instance. This is where I am stuck. What is the next step for installing Fedora 26 via netinstall? Should I click on one of these files?:

$ tree
├── EFI
│   └── BOOT
│       ├── BOOTX64.EFI
│       ├── fonts
│       │   ├── TRANS.TBL
│       │   └── unicode.pf2
│       ├── grub.cfg
│       ├── grubx64.efi
│       ├── MokManager.efi
│       └── TRANS.TBL
├── images
│   ├── efiboot.img
│   ├── install.img
│   ├── macboot.img
│   ├── product.img
│   ├── pxeboot
│   │   ├── initrd.img
│   │   ├── TRANS.TBL
│   │   └── vmlinuz
│   └── TRANS.TBL
└── isolinux
    ├── boot.msg
    ├── grub.conf
    ├── initrd.img
    ├── isolinux.bin
    ├── isolinux.cfg
    ├── ldlinux.c32
    ├── libcom32.c32
    ├── libutil.c32
    ├── memtest
    ├── splash.png
    ├── TRANS.TBL
    ├── vesamenu.c32
    └── vmlinuz
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Only instructions you should require is Fedora url for the repositories, you also can select the packages to install, there are no more instructions to follow.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-07-15 12:44:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-07-15 12:44:34 -0500

ozeszty gravatar image

updated 2017-07-15 18:26:08 -0500

You can upgrade from F25 or install F26 from scratch.

Treat Netinstall Image like any other Linux image (.iso file) - don't just open the file but create bootable USB stick or CD and boot your computer from it. Just make sure you have wired internet connection in case your WiFi card doesn't work out of the box (if it works - my Intel card does - connect to your network and provide its password as soon as you see network settings).

In comparison to regular Fedora Live images you'll boot directly into Anaconda and get two additional steps: installation source and software selection.

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Thanks ozeszty. That's what I did not understand: Treat netinstall like any other linux ISO - create bootable USB stick or CD and boot from it.

wolfv gravatar imagewolfv ( 2017-07-15 16:37:53 -0500 )edit

You're welcome, I edited my answer to make it a bit clearer.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2017-07-15 18:39:49 -0500 )edit

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