|Summary:||installer fails, 'No such file or directory'|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||jenssen.peter|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-11-30 13:10:48 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description jenssen.peter 1999-10-15 00:54:18 UTC
Tried to install RH6.1 on my home system, now running RH6.0 (xfree86 3.3.5) Just after successfully loading aic7xxx SCSI driver: The installer program fails with the following: exec: No such file or directory install exited abnormally sending termination signals...done sending kill signals...done unmounting filesystems... /mnt/source /dev/pts /proc you may safely reboot your system This occurs for expert mode as well. If I choose not to load the SCSI driver it still happens. Booting from CD or floppy gives the same result. I did install, using the same CD, RH6.1 on my Compaq Armada laptop without any problems at all. The system: Gigabyte BX2000 motherboard w. 128M RAM& 450MHz PIII 13 GB IDE HD, RH6.0 in top 4G, loaded with loadlin from dos. 44xSpeed CDROM (IDE primary slave) PCI SCSI adapter: Adaptec AHA-2903 SCSI CD-RW, Yamaha 6x4x16 Matrox G400 DualHead 32MB Graphics card RH6.0 installed without problem on this system. Any ideas? Thank you, Peter Jenssen, Sydney Australia
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 18:45:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.
Comment 2 cadams 1999-11-27 04:14:59 UTC
I am getting the same error, however I'm getting it on any system I try. Here's my situation: Since Red Hat 5.0, I've been mirroring RH, including updates. I have a script that then compares the versions of packages in the Red Hat tree with the updated packages, replaces old packages with new ones, and runs genhdlist. I periodically build an ISO image and burn it to a CD. I have successfully used my CDs to install RH 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, and 6.0 (and also a couple of the beta versions in between). I tried this with 6.1, and the install crashes just like above. As soon as the CD is mounted, the installer crashes with "No such file or directory". I have tried using the updated boot image (with the update image) with no difference. I can do an FTP install from my mirror, and I can even copy the files from the CD I burned (that won't install) to a Linux partition on my hard drive and the installer runs okay. How is the path the installer takes different for installs from CD and installs from a local hard drive? I burned a couple of CDs, just assuming it would work, and none of them do. I've tried my CDs on SCSI CD drives, a SCSI DVD drive, IDE CD drives, and the CD burner I made the CD on - I even copied the files off the CD and did md5sum on each of them and compared them to the files on my mirror and they all compared okay. If you want to see my CD image and mirror, please email me for the FTP site (it is not really a public mirror). I've been using Red Hat on ISP servers since 3.0.3 and consider myself pretty familiar with it, and this is driving me crazy.
Comment 3 cadams 1999-11-29 22:00:59 UTC
I think I figured out my problem - same as the others are having. I made my CD image with both Rock Ridge and Joliet extensions, so I think I may be having the dreaded GTK vs gtk problem. If I just mount the CD under my existing Linux installation, I see the files distinctly. If I specify "norock" then I see both names, but they both have the same contents as the GTK.py file. If I specify "nojoliet", everything is fine. How about making the installer do "nojoliet" when mounting a CD, since it is guaranteed that Joliet extensions won't work anyway?
Comment 4 jenssen.peter 1999-11-29 23:41:59 UTC
Well my problem is appearantly not with the CD itself, since it installed just fine on the laptop. The problem only occurs on my desktop system. (could it have something to do with the fact that I have both an IDE CD-ROM and a SCSI CD/RW?) Also, it never got to the installation part. It was still in the initailising part, just after choosing expert mode (or whatever). Peter
Comment 5 cadams 1999-11-30 01:30:59 UTC
I'm still getting the "exec failed: No such file or directory" even now that I've made a CD without Joliet extensions. I tried to do a text install (thinking maybe the problem was just with the GUI install) and got the same error.
Comment 6 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 13:10:59 UTC
You will definitely want to confirm the contents of the cdroms that you are installing from. The installation works off of pressed media, as we have too many people that say it does. I am betting that some file or another has gotten pushed off and therefore missing on the cdroms you are installing from. We already have notes to handle the error conditions a little better in the next release. Please reopen this bug if you are still having problems after confirming the contents of the cdroms you are installing from.
Comment 7 spudlink 1999-12-26 15:24:59 UTC
I was able to create this situation. Due to my misunderstanding (and Redhat's lack of documentation?) I had been incorrectly specifying details on the page which asks for the partition and directory. The path to my RPMS directory is /var/Redhat_6.1/i386/Redhat/RPMS. /var is on partition /dev/hdc4. So I had been incorrectly specifying Partion: /dev/hdc4 Directory: /var/Redhat_6.1/i386 Because /dev/hdc4 represents /var the correct specification is Partition: /dev/hdc4 Directory: Redhat_6.1/i386 (this is from memory) Hope this helps some bleary eyed soul. Now on to the next problem.