Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173921
NFS install will not work with ISO cd images on NFS server
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 EST
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Description of problem:
With previous releases of Redhat and Fedora Core I could point the "nfs install" option to an NFS share with the iso cds and it would loopback mount the ISOs and install. However with Fedora Core 4, I can no longer do this, as it is requiring an extracted contents of the CD.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.have ISO files on an NFS sharee
2. share directory via /etc/exports
3. have new install do "askmethod" and choose NFS
4. point to NFS share with ISO files
Actual Results: error of "unable to find Fedora/base/stage2.img" in the NFS mount dir
Expected Results: If it can't find the stage2 file, then search for the ISO files nad loopback mount them (as it was done from RH 7.3 to FC3)
It would be nice if there was either a separate NFS option to do ISOs and one to do "extracted contents".. OR have the installer detect what is on the server and ASK.
With MDK their installer actually gives a list of all the ISOs and extracted contents and what versions they contain. (which is actually kinda cool..) Might be an idea to add to the Anaconda installer.
nfsiso should still work, we've definitely used it. Do you have all the ISOs there?
In the installer menu I only saw one NFS installation option "NFS Image" and I had
FC4-i386-disc[1-4].iso in the directory where I pointed the NFS install. And I
verifed the SHA1SUM of the downloaded images. Now there were other files in
that directory as well (which would seem silly if that confused the installer)
I will re-test by placing the files in a subdirectory tomorrow to rule that out.
Wait a minute.. Never mind.. I found the problem. I will verify tomorrow when I
get to that system to test it. File permission:) only the owner had read
permissions on the isos:-D
If it works tomorrow I'll close the bug
It was file permission issues:( Closing the bug