|Summary:||Unable to boot from CD#1 and install from FTP|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Milan Kerslager <milan.kerslager>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||David Cantrell <dcantrell>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||RHEL-4.5||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-03-16 16:48:22 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Milan Kerslager 2005-02-22 11:35:34 UTC
When pick CD#1 for x86, passing 'askmethod' to boot prompt, pick up FTP method of installation, filling up FTP server, Anaconda wrote "CD media found", trying to test CD#1 and refuses proceed installation even successful download of stage files from my FTP server. When trying to skip media test, Anaconda fallback to the screen with informations for FTP server (I have FTP tree under login/pass not on public FTP tree). When trying to remove CD before FTP attempt, anaconda wrote something like 'unable to mount CD' to the debug screen. No error messages on installation screen even trying to test my CD. RHEL3 installation works fine in this case.
Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2005-02-22 11:47:18 UTC
The problem is that Anaconda did not wrote error message because broken network configuration (DHCP server offered already used IP). I saw debug messages about transferring files from FTP server but no files was really transferred and no error message was printed.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-22 14:46:54 UTC
The use of the CD for the second stage is actually an (intentional) optimization to allow people to get graphical FTP/HTTP installs without requiring silly amounts of RAM. So it sounds like things were mostly working as expected other than how the broken network configuration got handled. I'm not sure how to handle that better, though. We say that we're not able to grab stuff and then should shunt you back to at least the ftp config screen.
Comment 3 Milan Kerslager 2005-02-22 15:28:54 UTC
I wote for error message on the screen with <OK> button. The shunting back to the ftp config screen works :) It seems like "unable to download file" warning works but "unable to connect to FTP server" is silently discarted in some cases. Also I'm confirming that FTP installation with GUI frontend works by using boot.iso, CD#1 with askmethod and PXE boot via BootROM works with GUI too. Thank you!
Comment 4 Milan Kerslager 2007-03-16 07:21:59 UTC
It seems that this bug has been already resolved 2 years ago. Please close the bug as I'm unable to close it even I'm the submiter.