Re: F8 Rescue Disk For Install

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Tony Frame wrote:
> If I recall correctly, I normally download the "boot.iso" image from
> mirror (and arcitecture) of choice eg
> burn a CD, boot into the installer and proceed with installation
> over the net.
> Lot quicker to download the boot image rather than the rescue disc
> (which is at :

The rescue cd is basically the boot.iso plus stage1 of the installer,
which the boot.iso method needs to download before it does much of
anything anyway.  So it's usually worthwhile to just download the
rescue iso right up front.

> I actually find its better to download the DVD image with bittorent,
> verify it, extract it into a web server directory on another machine
> on the LAN, grab the boot.iso, burn a boot CD and then do the
> install from the local HTTP source ... much quicker, less likley to
> time out and less onerous on the mirrors.

I prefer this method myself (though I usually just rsync the iso
instead of torrenting it).  The main reason I prefer it is that it
allows me to verify the sha1 and the gpg signature on the SHA1SUM file
prior to running the installer.

When doing a network install from a mirror (using either boot.iso or
the rescue iso) none of the package signatures are checked, making it
possible for a rogue or compromised mirror to install trojaned
packages on your system. :(

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