Here’s a summary of the software on the DVD-ROM, arranged by directory organization. If you use Windows, the DVD-ROM interface helps you navigate the DVD-ROM easily; you can use most of its contents only if you already have Linux installed.
The contents of the DVD consist of all installation CD-ROMs’ worth of material for Fedora 7. Not all the software is installed automatically. You find out in Chapters 3 and 16 how to customize what’s added. Aside from that, the DVD has useful install utilities and a handy-dandy README file that explains precisely what you find. The directory structure may look similar to the following (except for lacking my handy annotations, of course):
/media/cdrom |----> Fedora | |----> RPMS -- binary packages, incl: | | OS, GUIs, Apache, etc. | |----> base -- info on release 5 | | used by install process |----> images -- boot & driver disk images |----> isolinux -- boot files |----> repodata -- software repository information used for the install |----> README -- general read me file |----> RELEASE-NOTES -- current info about this release |----> RPM-GPG-KEY -- GPG sigs for Red Hat pkgs
Both CDs include GPG signatures, allowing the installer to check the contents of the files against the stored security data to make sure that the files haven’t been changed. (The assumption is that all changes would ...