Bug 166403 - Dial-up support when installing over HTTP
Dial-up support when installing over HTTP
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-08-20 11:02 EDT by speedmaster
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-31 15:30:41 EST
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Description speedmaster 2005-08-20 11:02:33 EDT

even when using the latest available boot.iso CD, there is no way to install 
Fedora if you are on dial-up DSL. I have two ways (new: dsl usb modem [probably 
too proprietary] / old: use my old ethernet LAN modem), so the latter would 
suffice, but currently AFAICS there is no way to install via internet if you're 
on dial-up.

The connection is broadband, of course, so speed is no problem; the only 
problem is that the installer expects a permanent internet connection when 
probing, hence it will not find my setup, as I require authentication (logon + 
password) for internet access.
The only way out for now is use the four iso CD images.

Yet I'd appreciate a way to install via internet. Would this be a big thing to 
implement or a greater effort?
Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2005-08-20 11:06:11 EDT
Thank you for the report. Changing status to assigned
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-31 15:30:41 EST
Doing a network install over dial up is going to take enough time that you're
better off getting ISOs from somewhere else.  Trying to support this is going to
be a major effort for very little gain.

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