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How to install Fedora 21 LXDE on an old pc with only cd boot, and the image is "819MB ISO".

asked 2014-12-22 14:18:51 -0500

updated 2014-12-23 12:11:55 -0500

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I have this old pc I really would like to install Fedora 21 on(LXDE= 819MB for 32-bit PC ISO), but it doesn't have an usb boot option and also it only has the option to boot from cd not DVD, and the image is 819MB.

How can I install this image with my options?

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answered 2014-12-22 15:30:39 -0500

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updated 2014-12-22 17:20:06 -0500

Hello, well the only solution is install Fedora using netinstall, as say @randomuser this will help you for install fedora base + LXDE :)

here are the links with the netinstall and the guide for install this :)

F21 Server Netinstall :

Fedora Netinstall Guide :

Good lucks, Regards

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The Server netinstall can be used to install Server, Workstation, other desktop environments, and a wide variety of packages. It's effectively doing the same job as the F20 netinstall. Would you please edit your answer to correct it?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-12-22 15:34:37 -0500 )edit

Yes, use F21 Server Netinstall, not 20 and then fedup. 20+fedup makes things more complicated.

lupinix gravatar imagelupinix ( 2014-12-22 15:44:38 -0500 )edit

@randomuser Thank for the info, i'm not really sure about netinstall server, so i edit my answer thanks a lot :)

empateinfinito gravatar imageempateinfinito ( 2014-12-22 17:16:40 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the update :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-12-22 17:24:42 -0500 )edit

I'm getting bugs on almost every try to install with the ISO in this answer, When it installs without error it doesn't boot :-(

somethingSomething gravatar imagesomethingSomething ( 2014-12-31 00:06:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-12-22 15:15:46 -0500

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Is the computer able to boot from USB? Then you can write the iso to a stick using libeusb-creator or dd. Otherwise you could try a Fedora Server netinstall CD, there you also can select Desktops etc. It is similar to the Fedora netinstall before Fedora 21.

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