Bug 102363

Summary: install chooses randomly between several possible iso images to install from
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Reporter: alex kramarov <alex-redbug>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description alex kramarov 2003-08-14 15:21:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
the latest beta has 1 AS cd, 1 WS cd, and 2 shared cds, put in an ISO directory 
like this :

taroon-i386-as-disc1.iso
taroon-i386-disc2.iso
taroon-i386-disc3.iso
taroon-i386-ws-disc1.iso

if you try to install it using nfs or harddrive installation from such a 
directory, that contains both AS and WS, you get one of the products installed, 
and for me it was not the one i intended (i wanted AS, and got WS - i didn't 
think that i had both As and WS cds in the directory). anaconda should detect 
such a condition, and at least tell you that it is trying to install "such and 
such" product. better yet, let the user choose. this is important, since later 
there will also be ES, so 3 products with 2 shared cds, one could create 3 
directories with simlinks to the nesessary iso for AS, ES and WS, but some 
filesystems do not support that ...


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
stock of RHAS 3 beta 1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.copy all the isos from ftp.redhat.com of the latest beta
2.install using the nfs method
3.
    

Actual Results:  you get WS

Expected Results:  expected AS

Additional info:

of course, this may not be considered a bug, but a feature. for me it's 
problematic if anaconda can't handle such scenario.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-08-14 16:36:05 UTC
If not already mentioned in the documentation and release notes, my
understanding is that you cannot mix ISOs as you are trying to do.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-14 16:43:11 UTC
This is by design and is not going to change at the present time.  Please use
separate directories and either symlinks or hardlinks for the shared discs.