Bug 12804 - RFE:Make it possible to loopback mount ISOs and host FTP installs
Summary: RFE:Make it possible to loopback mount ISOs and host FTP installs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
: 25954 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-06-22 05:01 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-27 18:25:08 UTC

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Description Jeremy Katz 2000-06-22 05:01:59 UTC
A very common method of setting up ftp mirrors for Red Hat is to just
download the ISO images and then loopback mount them to allow people to
FTP/NFS install off of your server.  Since the net install doesn't try to
find the second disk at a slightly offset mount point, installs fail if
anything is needed off the second disk.  Not critical, but it's going to
cause lots of people's installs to fail until ftp admins figure it out and
then the ftp admins won't be overly happy about it.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-22 16:27:56 UTC
Marked as feature request.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-06 17:50:33 UTC
*** Bug 25954 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-11 19:44:14 UTC
We are going to make it so on NFS installs it scans for ISO images.

We haven't decided about FTP install support.

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2001-06-29 20:18:00 UTC

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