Bug 132248 - Can not install using loopback mounted images
Summary: Can not install using loopback mounted images
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Whiteboard: FC3
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Reported: 2004-09-10 09:22 UTC by vvs
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-23 04:32:23 UTC
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Description vvs 2004-09-10 09:22:22 UTC
Description of problem:

When booting from FC2 installation CD with askmethod specified, I can
not install using loopback mounted images on my Apache server, but I
can install only from exploded directory tree copied from all Fedora
CDs. According to console messages anaconda ignores existance of
disc[1-4] directories on http server.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. loopback mount all FC2 installation ISOs according to anaconda docs
2. setup access to this directory tree for apache http server
3. boot from 1st FC2 CD on the computer targeted for installation
4. specify linux askmethod at the boot prompt
5. select HTTP when asked
6. specify your http server ip and directory
7. go on with installation
Actual results:

After telling that installation CD was detected, anaconda will loop
unsuccessfully trying to download files from (non-existing) Fedora
directory with dialogue telling that it can not read headers from the

Expected results:

It should detect that there are loopback mounted images and use it instead

Additional info:

Network installation using boot.iso goes fine

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-10 15:45:32 UTC
We're not checking for things appropriately in the loader before
passing the URL on to the second stage when in this "shortcut" type of

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-23 04:32:23 UTC
This is fixed in FC3

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