Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117155
HTTP install reports errors late and without usable information
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
When installation from HTTP is attempted the installation program
does not check that the entered path to the fedora directory is a
directory that can be used for the installation.
After entering the details of the HTTP server to use the installation
program proceeds to collect info on mouse/keyboard/monitor/partitions
etc. It is only at the end of this information collection that the
user is informed that the directory entered does not contain package
information required to continue. At that point the user has no way
of correcting the entered path, she can only retry the reading of
package information (which will most likely result in the same error).
This is especially bad because the installation directory that should
be entered is by no means obvious. In my installation I mounted the
ISOs on another linux box and symlinked them to a directory on
Apache. The structure visible from the webserver has a root direcory
named /fedora and under it are separate directories for each disc
(i.e. /fedora/disc1 /fedora/disc2 /fedora/disc3 /fedora/disc4).
When I enter the IP-address of the webserver in the first text field
and "/fedora/" in the second field I get this error. When I
enter "/fedora/disc1/" the installation seems to proceed normally.
Fixed in CVS