Bug 173921 - NFS install will not work with ISO cd images on NFS server
NFS install will not work with ISO cd images on NFS server
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-11-22 12:49 EST by Edward Rudd
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-25 15:46:59 EST
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Description Edward Rudd 2005-11-22 12:49:57 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)

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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.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-11-24 22:38:04 EST
nfsiso should still work, we've definitely used it.  Do you have all the ISOs there?
Comment 2 Edward Rudd 2005-11-24 23:58:41 EST
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
Comment 3 Edward Rudd 2005-11-25 15:46:59 EST
It was file permission issues:(  Closing the bug

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