How to start Anaconda installer for Fedora from the command line

Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have been trying to get fedora to run on my computer for the better part of a week.  It doesn't recognice my display adapter (ATI Mobility Radeon X1800), and I wanted to install it from the live CD from the command line, and work out how to get the GUI working later.

When I simply type the command "anaconda", it says "no install method specified".  What is the command that would be issued if I had clicked the "install to disk" option on the desktop of the live OS with a GUI?

Thanks in advance.

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Question by:JamesCssl
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    For the anaconda command you can have a look at all the valid arguments it can take:

    You maybe interested in the following arguments:


    so you would issue the command as follows or similar:

    anaconda graphical


    anaconda lowres
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    Expert Comment

    try to nstall with "linux text" method

    and after install download and install the display card driver.

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    xDamox: when I try those, it tells me that "no method was specified"
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    Hmmmmm that is strange, try

    anaconda askmethod
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    I ended up getting the GUI to work on another computer, and looked where the "install to Hard Drive" option was pointed to.

    The command was "/usr/bin/liveinst"
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    Thanks for letting other and me know.

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