Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109643
LTC5309 - Failed to install RHEL with method=nfs:SERVER:/PATH
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:59 EST
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Description of problem:
RHEL3 GM version
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a NFS service which exports the RHEL3 GM isos. In the
use 172.30.1.170:/RHELGM for this service.
2. Boot the pSeries by CDROM
3. At the yaboot prompt, type the following:
The installation program exit abnormally.
on /dev/tty1 :
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending termination signals ... done
sending kill signals ...done
disabling swap ...
umounting filesystem ...
disabling /dev/loop0 /mnt/source2 done
disabling /dev/loop1 /proc done
you may safely reboot your system.
hosts is 172.30.1.170 , dir is /RHELGM
mounting nfs path 172.30.1.170:/RHELGM
mounted 172.30.1.170:/RHELGM on /mnt/source
mntloop loop7 on /tmp/loopimage as
fd is 17
umounting loopback /tmp/loopimage loop 7
path to valid iso is /mnt/source/rhel-3-ppc-as-disc1.iso
mntloop loop1 on /mnt/source2 as
mntloop loop0 on /mnt/runtime as
mntloop loop7 on /tmp/product-disk
as /mnt/source2/RedHat/base/product.img fd is 16
recursively copying /tmp/product-disk/lost+found
recursively copying /tmp/product-disk/installclasses
recursively copying /tmp/product-disk/pixmaps
umounting loopback /tmp/product_disk loop7
Install the RHEL correctly.
When type "linux method=nfs", and then input the server, NFS share
can install RHEL without any problem.
When type "linux method=http://172.30.1.170/redhat" or "linux
method=ftp://USER:PASSWORD@172.30.1.170/RHELGM" , we can also install
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org(prefers email via email@example.com) 2003-10-11 15:46 -------
Over to Service.
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-10-11 17:21 -------
Glen / Greg / Mark
Over to you to track - RedHat installation problem
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com(prefers email via firstname.lastname@example.org) 2003-10-11 17:45 -------
What |Removed |Added
devel_whiteboard| |low priority, maybe U2
Created attachment 95953 [details]
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2003-13-11 02:51 -------
CSDL Fix for bug5309
We did some investigation into the problem and found it is caused by the
mountNfsImage(...) in loader/nfsinstall.c. It failed to free memory for host
After we patched the source code, we can successfully install the system by
Fixed in CVS on HEAD
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-24-11 19:55 -------
Fix is available and already submitted to Red Hat -> Move bug report to
Submitted state. We'll close this bug report once we know when the fix
will be in an official release.
Do we know when this fix will appear in an official release/update ?
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2003-12-16 21:56 -------
QU1 doesn't incude the patch. And the nfs install still fail.
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-01-12 01:18 -------
It become wrose when trying RHEL3-U1-re0108.0-ppc-as-disc1-ftp.iso. We can not
continue install when we type "linux method=nfs:172.30.1.170:/RHELGM". We can
not install RHEL by "linux method=nfs" either.
We also tried "linux method=ftp://USER:PASSWORD@172.30.1.170/RHELGM", "linux
method=http://172.30.1.170/RHELGM", "linux method=ftp" and "linux method=http".
All of them failed. Now we can only install by "linux askmethod".
We can not download the newest source code of anaconda. So we can check whether
the patch is included.
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-03-18 16:15 -------
Can you verify now if this patch is included in RHEL3 U1 ?
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-03-23 07:11 -------
In new-released RHEL3 Update2 Beta0316 this defect still exist.
Jeremy, is the attached patch in a later RHEL3 U2 beta (Glen
Johnsons's comment #12 dated 3/23)? If so, when will the x86, as well
as powerpc, ISOs contain the fix so our IHV partners can verify the fix?
Fixed in CVS for U3 (not this patch, though, different one that was
already present on HEAD)
----- Additional Comments From email@example.com 2004-07-13 05:55 -------
In lastest-released RHEL3-U3-Beta-RC-re0709, this defect was fixed.
but there is another problem:
At the yaboot prompt, type the following: "linux method=nfs", with this method
the system do the installation using CD-Rom, this isnot as what we expected,
before I can do installation using this "linux method=nfs" and the installer
will prompt us to specify ethernet card and NFS server name and directory.
----- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2004-07-19 06:14 -------
close this and open a new one(#10075) for "linux method=nfs" error.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.