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EL and Fedora NetInstall Installation Procedure

This is a short overview of usage of the NetInstall ISO files that Red Hat, CentOS, and even Fedora make available.

ACQUIRE THE ISO

For simplicity I will only link to the CentOS & Fedora images.

For CentOS you will be brought to a mirror list, choose one. Then pick the appropriate NetInstall ISO to download.

IMAGE YOUR MEDIA

Next we need to image your media with the ISO.

  • CLI -- edit iso name and drive name appropriately

    dd bs=4M if=/path/to.iso of=/dev/sdXX
    
  • GUI via Etcher

  • GUI via Fedora Disk Writer

RUN THE INSTALLER ON TARGET

Boot the installer on your target machine.

The installer is rather straightforward. When you get to the installation source, you will need to select a mirror or have the autoselection take place.

To setup the URL for the autoselection:

  • The protocol pulldown needs to be

    http://
    
  • The CentOS 6 i386 URL is

    mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/i386/
    
  • The CentOS 6 x86_64 is

    mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/
    
  • The CentOS 7 i386 URL is

    mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/os/i386/
    
  • The CentOS 7 x86_64 is

    mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/