Bug 315

Summary: Inability to load second stage on NFS install
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: darkwing
Component: installerAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 5.2   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description darkwing 1998-12-06 04:50:50 UTC
I'm trying to do an NFS install. The ethernet card
(EtherExpress) is autodetected and name lookup works. When
I give the program a (valid) name and directory of an
installation archive, the following is output to a console:

* calling mount(sipb-nfs:/redhat/5.2/i386, /tmp/rhimage,
nfs, -105820971, 0x80b4504)
* method selection completed
* writing network information to /tmp/ifcfg-eth0
* state saved to /tmp
* error in exec of second stage loader :-(
*       error:No such file or directory

I've tried this on multiple servers, and verified on each
that the path is accessible, mountable, and contains the
proper files with the proper permissions.&#137;

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-06 20:41:59 UTC
Have you been able to get any previous installs to work from this tree
on different workstations?

Comment 2 darkwing 1998-12-06 21:10:59 UTC
A different machine produces the same error on two install trees on
two distinct NFS servers.
Interestingly, though, the install program can mount a 5.1 install
tree and proceed into second stage install, though with the (expected)
error "/usr/lib/rpmrc: No such file or directory"&#137;

Comment 3 darkwing 1998-12-06 22:20:59 UTC
A different machine produces the same error on two install trees on
two distinct NFS servers.
Interestingly, though, the install program can mount a 5.1 install
tree and proceed into second stage install, though with the (expected)
error "/usr/lib/rpmrc: No such file or directory"&#137;

Comment 4 David Lawrence 1998-12-07 21:28:59 UTC
The 5.1 and 5.2 boot disks are not interchangeable due to a different
location of /var/lib/rpmrc. As for the other problem I have not been
able to replicate the problem in the lab. I would do a permissions
comparison between the working 5.1 tree and the 5.2 tree to make sure
all files and directories are set correctly.