Bug 116 - Bug when installing 5.2 using a hard disk
Bug when installing 5.2 using a hard disk
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1998-11-18 00:10 EST by eltzej
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1998-11-18 07:36:59 EST
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Description eltzej 1998-11-18 00:10:39 EST
Good Morning!

I downloaded the RedHat 5.2 version from one of your mirror
FTPs and tried to install it on my PC.

- Pentium PC, 32MB, no SCSI, no network

I installed your previous RedHat versions in the same way,
that means RedHat 5.0 and RedHat 5.1. All previous
installations ran without any problem (I want to avoid that
you think I am a bloody beginner with minimum knowledge of
linux and Redhat).

But your version 5.2 can not be installed by copying the
files on hard disk.

I copied the FTP files on the hard disk, using the following
directory structure

+- linux -- RedHat +-- base
                   +-- RPMS

I can start the installation by booting the boot disk and
entering later the supplementary disk correctly. I can also
set the mounting points with fdisk. I can also enter the
mounting path for the RedHat directory (/linux). But then
some strange things happen: your installation program
recognises the RedHat directory (if I enter a mounting point
different to /linux an error occurs that there is no redhat
directory found), but it can not read the files as should.
An error occurs that says that a directory can not be
opened. So I can not continue with the installation.

I tested the expert mode and also checked by switching the
consoles (ALT-F2, ALT-F3, ...) the structure and the
status of the installation process; the rhimage is empty,
that means it is not mapped.

To ensure that the bug is not system related I also tried
the installation on a second computer - same failure. It
must be a bug in your installation using a hard disk!!

Best Regards,


P.S.: Can you inform me when the bug is fixed?
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1998-11-18 07:36:59 EST
this is a duplicate of 32.

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