Bug 16662 - OS installation via NFS not working...
OS installation via NFS not working...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-08-21 00:02 EDT by Jeff Nessen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-21 11:40:06 EDT
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Description Jeff Nessen 2000-08-21 00:02:10 EDT
When attempting an NFS installation, the installer reports No Redhat 
installation directory tree found. However, the installation proceeds 
properly when using the FTP install method.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-21 11:40:00 EDT
Say your NFS server has the Red Hat tree like this:

/mnt/dist/pinstripe/i386

where i386 contains all of pinstripe.

Then in the installer you need to specify

/mnt/dist/pinstripe/i386

as the NFS path.

I know this works because its how I do all my testing - its most likely an issue
like the above.
Comment 2 Jeff Nessen 2000-08-21 12:19:08 EDT
Let me elaborate a bit more.  I burned the CD's, Put the CD in the drive of 
another Linux box, exported it (/mnt/cdrom), and tried the install.  The paths 
I provided dirring the install 
was /mnt/cdrom, /mnt/cdrom/RedHat, /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS.  None of them 
worked.  This is the same way I installed RH6.2 on the same box, and it worked 
fine (entering /mnt/cdrom in the path).  I will leave it up to you to determine 
if this should be reopened or not.
Comment 3 Tom Cross 2000-09-11 11:48:14 EDT
I have the same problem.  Trying to do a NFS install on a CD-less machine.  Put
the CD into a RH6.2 box, mounted CD, exported CD.  I can mount this cd fine via
nfs on another RH box.  Go to install Pinstripe and it says that it doesn't have
a installation directory.

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