Performing a network install of the Fedora 10 beta didn’t work for me because of the bug in the Intel e1000e driver.  Using my local rawhide repo I built the ISOs to do a hard drive install from a separate partition which failed too.  At that point I gave up on the x86_64 and went with a network install of i386 and box too old to need the e1000e driver.

The only smooth part of the process was creating the DVD ISO using a local copy of the rawhide (development) trees for a majority of the bits.

Here is how I did it for the x86_64 DVD ISO:
1) Go to

2) Click on jigdo link for desired arch and save two files to your system


Downloading the template file too saves a little time because the first step jigdo does is search for it on a mirror.  Make sure you are working in a filesystem with plenty of space and make your local package repo or install tree accessible as a filesystem:

  • local hardrive directory
  • nfs share

Based on my experience jigdo cannot access files on a local network with http, though I suppose you might be able to configure jigdo somehow to consider it a mirror.

4) Start the process:
$ jigdo-lite Fedora-9-x86_64-DVD.jigdo

5) Answer the prompt by pointing it to the location of your local repo

Jigdo will scan your local repo and pick up as many local packages as it can and then return you to a prompt for another location to search.  After you have exhausted your local options hit return and it will go out to the mirrors and look for the remaining packages.

The way to do the least amount of downloading for missing packages is to make sure you have a good sync of rawhide a day or two before release day.  Or in my case remove the --delete flag from rsync so as to preserve previously downloaded files.

All told the process took approximately 50 minutes to scan my local repo, download 20 missing files, and build the DVD ISO image and used very little bandwidth.