Last update Oct 31, 2006 up top

How to install 'Everything installation' at Fedora

'Everything installation' has been removed from Anaconda installation screen since Fedora Core 5. The reasons are Everything Button Gone In The Installer! Pitfalls to Installing Everything, but this is fucking action, I think. Don't enforce administering. so, this is how to install 'Everything installation'.


Please check this page's English. and tell me.

Attention first

The machine to install os needs around 1GB memory. I could not install into 512MB memory machine. Fuck is installer fuck need 1GB memory. you can install 512MB memory machine If you make swap on when installation.

Way to use KickStart

Fedora has auto installation system called KickStart and You can install all packages using this function.

You will see file anaconda-ks.cfg in /root when install Fedora by Anaconda. This file is auto installation script. You can install all packages to edit this script file everything installation.

Instance of anaconda-ks.cfg

# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.

lang ja_JP.UTF-8
langsupport --default=ja_JP.UTF-8 ja_JP.UTF-8 ja_JP ja ja_JP.UTF-8 ja_JP ja
keyboard jp106
xconfig --card "ATI Mach64" --videoram 8128 --hsync 30-80 --vsync 56-76 --resolution 800x600 --depth 16 --startxonboot  --defaultdesktop gnome
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
network --device eth1 --onboot no --bootproto dhcp
rootpw --iscrypted $1$eWIb24SR$ouXAIIkv8jbOBa0GfZi7C0
firewall --disabled
selinux --disabled
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
timezone Asia/Tokyo
bootloader --location=partition --driveorder=sda,sdb --append="rhgb quiet"
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
#clearpart --linux
#part raid.10 --size=102 --ondisk=sda --asprimary
#part raid.13 --size=102 --ondisk=sdb --asprimary
#part raid.14 --size=154233 --ondisk=sdb
#part raid.11 --size=154233 --ondisk=sda
#part raid.15 --size=1992 --ondisk=sdb
#part raid.12 --size=1992 --ondisk=sda
#raid /boot --fstype ext3 --level=RAID1 raid.10 raid.13
#raid / --fstype ext3 --level=RAID1 raid.11 raid.14
#raid swap --fstype swap --level=RAID1 raid.12 raid.15

@ everything <- attention this line

If you don't want to make it automatically, write only like this.
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.
You will install by interactive mode except packages instllation.

At the boot prompt you specify: linux ks=floppy the installer will switch into KickStart mode and install linux using the configuration recorded in the ks.cfg file on the floppy formated vfat or ext2.

If you named ks_hoge.cfg, type
boot: linux ks=floppy:/ks_hoge.cfg
boot: linux ks=hd:fd0:/ks_hoge.cfg

If the file name is default ks.cfg
boot: linux ks=floppy
installaer read this file

A case of no FDD, start a kickstart installation from nfs like this.
boot: linux ks=nsf:<server>:<path>
Instance like this.
boot: linux ks=nfs:
Stray Penguin - Linux Memo (KickStart) [保存]
Kickstart インストールの開始 [保存]
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 x86,Itanium(TM),AMD64アーキテクチャ用インストールガイド
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 システム管理ガイド

Way to rewirte comps.xml

Packages list using Anaconda is /Fedora/base/comps.xml and /repodata/comps.xml in install disk. This file is XML format and you can start installation all packages checked.