Bug 1122842 - Vague language and possible typo in Hard Drive installation instructions
Summary: Vague language and possible typo in Hard Drive installation instructions
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-docs
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Wade
QA Contact: Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2014-07-24 08:13 UTC by Hedayat Vatankhah
Modified: 2015-05-29 15:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-05-29 15:34:40 UTC

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Description Hedayat Vatankhah 2014-07-24 08:13:01 UTC
Description of problem:
There are two sections which are talking about Hard Drive installation:

1. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/20/html/Installation_Guide/ch-Installation_Phase_2-x86.html#s1-begininstall-hd-x86

In this link, "linux repo=" option is introduced like this:
linux repo=hd:device

Later it says that the path of ISO files should be specified, but it is not clear that 'how' you can specify the path of the ISO files. (the main pattern doesn't include path its just "hd:device"). AFAIK, the above option should be introduced as:
linux repo=hd:device:path

2. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/20/html/Installation_Guide/ap-admin-options.html
The "inst.repo=" for HDD installation is specified as:

I don't remember if I've tried "inst.repo=" option, but "repo=" option doesn't work as "repo=hd:device/path" but works with a colon between device and path; e.g. "repo=hd:device:path". This is what I've used to successfully boot Fedora 20's installer (I have specified .iso file but according to the documentation it should not be needed. Anyway, this worked for me):

linux /boot/vmlinuz-20 repo=hd:/dev/sda8:/tmp/Fedora-20-x86_64-DVD.iso

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Comment 2 Hedayat Vatankhah 2015-05-29 15:34:40 UTC
Seems to be fixed in F22 guide.

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