Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128135
Harddisk install failed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
Trying to install FC3T1, md5 checked on all isos. Burnt cd1 , placed
the isos on /dev/hdc1 (fat 32 partition) , in a folder called
After booting with linux askmethod selinux=0 xfs jfs hde=noprobe
hdf=noprobe hdg=noprobe hdh=noprobe , I got a failure message when I
selected the right directory and device , saying that the iso files
werent found. Switching to the other terminal, there was this message:
<4> VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev hdc1
<4> Unable to load NLS charset ascii
<3> fat: IO charset ascii not found
I decided to give another try and copied the isos to my home xfs
partition (dont have any ext2/3 partitions here..). Again , same
options and same error...
This same fat partition has been used to install all the fedora stable
and test releases since fedora core 1 on my computer , so I doubt
that's an error with the disk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fedora core 3 test 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. place isos on a fat filesystem
2. Try to do a hard disk install
Actual Results: Fails to mount the device and open the isos
Expected Results: Should open the isos correctly
As a note to something related to vfat partions. I had failure with
the install when trying to mount a vfat volume upon install. I first
had a failure trying to upgrade an FC2 version to FC3T1. This halted
the installer for problems related to a bad vfat partion.
When I tried an install after reformatting the whole disk, creating a
vfat partition with w98. I had trouble similar to what Pedro encountered.
I know he was trying to install from the vfat partition, but it would
not mount either. (such as /mnt/vfat)
This is fixed in rawhide. Caused by the charset modules for the
default FAT charset being modular instead of built-in.