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7.9. Installing via FTP or HTTP

The URL dialog applies only if you are installing from a FTP or HTTP server (if you selected URL in the Installation Method dialog). This dialog prompts you for information about the FTP or HTTP server from which you are installing Fedora.
Enter the name or IP address of the FTP or HTTP site you are installing from, and the name of the directory containing your architecture. For example, if the FTP or HTTP site contains the directory /mirrors/Fedora/arch/, enter /mirrors/Fedora/arch/ (where arch is replaced with the architecture type of your system, such as i386). If everything was specified properly, a message box appears indicating that files are being retrieved from the server.
URL Setup Dialog
URL setup dialog.
Figure 7.6. URL Setup Dialog

Next, the Welcome dialog appears.


You can save disk space by using the ISO images you have already copied to the server. To accomplish this, install Fedora using ISO images without copying them into a single tree by loopback mounting them. For each ISO image:
mkdir discX
mount -o loop Fedora11-discX.iso discX
Replace X with the corresponding disc number.