[CentOS] CentOS-5.5 Live CD & netinstall

Thu Apr 7 01:25:48 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/6/11 6:17 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> If anyone can suggest a simpler way of installing CentOS
> on a machine without a CD drive I should be interested to hear.

I thought I did that a long time ago.  Put the small boot.img file that is in 
the /images on the CD or DVD isos on a USB drive (you can use a loopback mount 
to get it if you can't find a place to download it separately), boot from it, 
pick nfs as the install method, and point it to the directory containing the CD 
iso images that you have under an NFS export on another box.  You'll be in the 
same installer as if you booted the install disk with 'linux askmethod' at the 
boot prompt and have all the same choices as you would if you were changing CDs 
as you go - except it takes care of that for you.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com