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### Difficulties installing F19 from USB

I'm having a bit of a bootstrapping issue when installing Fedora 19 to a new Lenovo Y510P. It's being a bit of a pain, but I'm having two problems in particular that are bringing me to a full halt. I will try to keep this concise, but can provide more details if they are useful.

I can successfully install from a bootable USB containing a Live CD image (KDE 64 bit), but neither my ethernet nor wireless work out of the box. I verified that installing compat-drivers should support my hardware, but I can't build that without compilers not supplied by the live CD. Is there a method for manually installing the compilers via usb stick?

As an alternative, I created a bootable USB with the full fedora 19 x86_64 install DVD so that I could install compilers from the start. This boots perfectly fine and launches the installer, but the installer does not recognize the USB as a valid installation source. The closest reference to this problem I could find in any forum is the final two messages here:

(Edit: Since this is a new account I'm posting from I cannot provide direct links. If you go to redhats bugzilla, it is bug id 873647)

According to that I should be fine if I burn the install DVD to an actual DVD, but I currently have none so I'm looking for other options first. Perhaps there is a way to boot into my installed Fedora (which lacks compilers) and tell yum to install from the repos on the USB stick containing the full DVD install? I'm unsure how to proceed doing that...

Thanks!

### Difficulties installing F19 from USB

I'm having a bit of a bootstrapping issue when installing Fedora 19 to a new Lenovo Y510P. It's being a bit of a pain, but I'm having two problems in particular that are bringing me to a full halt. I will try to keep this concise, but can provide more details if they are useful.

I can successfully install from a bootable USB containing a Live CD image (KDE 64 bit), but neither my ethernet nor wireless work out of the box. I verified that installing compat-drivers should support my hardware, but I can't build that without compilers not supplied by the live CD. Is there a method for manually installing the compilers via usb stick?

As an alternative, I created a bootable USB with the full fedora 19 x86_64 install DVD so that I could install compilers from the start. This boots perfectly fine and launches the installer, but the installer does not recognize the USB as a valid installation source. The closest reference to this problem I could find in any forum is the final two messages here:

(Edit: Since this is a new account I'm posting from I cannot provide direct links. If you go to redhats bugzilla, it is bug id 873647)

According to that I should be fine if I burn the install DVD to an actual DVD, but I currently have none so I'm looking for other options first. Perhaps there is a way to boot into my installed Fedora (which lacks compilers) and tell yum to install from the repos on the USB stick containing the full DVD install? I'm unsure how to proceed doing that...

Thanks!

Edit:

I managed to find instructions on using the DVD as a repository (sorry that I missed it the first time around), but am still having difficulties. Just to be clear I:

• Have the USB stick with the install DVD information mounted at /run/media/root/LIVE
• I have created /etc/yum.repos.d/dvd.repo as follows:
[dvd]
baseurl=file:///run/media/root/LIVE
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-\$basearch

• The instructions in section 18.3.1.2 of the fedora docs say that my baseurl should be appended by either /Server (or /Client depending on my media). However, if I try to "yum install gcc", this results in the message "Couldn't open file /run/media/root/LIVE/Server/repodata/repomd.xml". If I omit /Server as shown above, it looks for /run/media/root/LIVE/repodata/repomd.xml which does exist.
• While the path I am using does find a repomd.xml, attempting to install gcc results in the errors "Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/19/x86_64 Please verify its path and try again"
• If I change my install command to "yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=dvd install gcc" then it tries to find a dvd/primary_db and fails after checking several mirrors. (I'll post the actual error messages if useful, but will refrain for now since I have to manually copy them over from a computer without internet"

Am I doing something complete daft?