Bug 13298 - installer expects xxgdb on disk1 but it is on disk2
Summary: installer expects xxgdb on disk1 but it is on disk2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-06-30 21:23 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-05 17:05:09 UTC

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Description Hans de Goede 2000-06-30 21:23:17 UTC
I've had a workstation install with gnome + kde + games selected crash on
me with a message that it couldn't find xxgdb-<bla>.rpm, which is correct
since this is on disk2.

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2000-06-30 21:43:12 UTC
After doing a select individual packages unselect xxgdb, I got the same error
for yp-tools. Now I all of a sudden get a feeling that this is related to me
doing a network install.

I assume that the network installer assumes that it is installing from an
filesystem containing the complete RedHat dir, not just disc1 may I point out
that this is BAD, since I can now no longer export the CD, but instead need
around 1 gig of hd-space to be able todo an network install, or do some ugly
stuff with links.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-07-05 17:05:07 UTC
You are correct you need to have both discs available if you are selecting
a package set containing RPMS from both.  This is due to the large size
of what comes with a Linux distribution these days.

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2000-07-06 21:57:08 UTC
Yes, nice, but as I already said, this is BAD, I for example use network
installs for both my laptops, and for one of my 2 main test systems, also my
alpha needs todo a network install sometimes due to a broken installer. This
means that I need a lott of free disk space which I don't have. I also know a
lott of other people used to directly nfs exporting the cd-rom, that isn't
possible this way.

I strongly urge RedHat to concider adding an option to allow exporting the CD
again, like asking for an nfs mount-point for disc2, or to replace the disk when
a disc2 rpm is not found.

(What about disk1 disk2 files, which tell the installer which disk(s) are in
that dir.

It might seem silly to ask someone to exchange a disk during a network install,
but trust me it isn't.

All network installs I've done have always been form an exported cd.

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