Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18087
Installation RedHat 7.0 by NFS
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
It seems impossible to install RedHat 7.0 by NFS; every time I get the
"I could not mount that directory from the server"
NB: With a RedHat 6.2 install diskette the same directory is mounted
Did you happen to copy the contents of both CDs to the NFS directory you are
installing from - this has changed from the procedure for 6.2.
Sounds like my bug #15190
Sounds like my bug #15190.
Are you able to turn off NFS version 3 on your server? That worked for me.
Turning off NFSv3 is absolutely not an option here .. which pretty much means no
RH7 for us before
this is fixed. BTW this bug was in pinstripe too, see
Thanks for your help David.
My tests :
NFS server Solaris : mount impossible
NFS server RedHat 6.x without --no-nfs-version 3 : mount impossible
NFS server Redhat 6.x with --no-nfs-version 3 : mount works
Unfortunately all our NFS servers are on Solaris....
NB: When the NFS mounted directory does not contain RedHat/instimage
the message isn't "I could not mount that directory from the server" but
"That directory does not seem to contain a RedHat installation tree"
I've experienced this problem, too. Right now I'm installing from a Linux NFS
server. However, I was unable to install from a Compaq Tru64 UNIX NFS server,
as it offers NFSv3 (and I wasn't able to find a way to turn it off). I'd
considered this a high priority bug.
This is also the same bug as 17609.
NFS mounts fail on Network Appliance's NetApps as well.
NFS installation fails from my SparcStation running OpenBSD. Any workaround?!
See bug# 17609
Our image server is an Sun Ultra-4. KS install over NFS with RH 6.0 and 6.2
worked great. No chance to get it running with 7.0, I simply can`t mount the
Turning off NFSv3 on the server is not an option at all.
There's an unofficial fix for this by tek@CS.Princeton.EDU at
http://www.cs.princeton.edu/redhat7-fix/ (see bug 17609) - worked for me at
Thanks for the help everyone.
Could everyone trying the images
(as appropriate) and let me know if these work?
I will make an errata release if these work.
ftp://people.redhat.com/msf/70nfs2/bootnet-nfsv2.img works for me
ftp://people.redhat.com/msf/bootnet-nfsv2.img works for me.
Works for me too...
Thanks I will make an errata release of this new image since it seems to fix the
I appreciate the link to the unofficial fix!
Hmm. I can't get this to work for me against a Network Appliance Filer. Still
get "failed to mount 10.172.8.13:/vol/vol0/linux". I've used the images from
msf. Did you guys change anything besides the boot disk?
Hmm.. worked for me on a NetApp with msf's bootdisk (nothing additional) just
Ok we've fixed this in our internal development tree.
*** Bug 23727 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 23742 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't know what was fixed but
ftp://people.redhat.com/msf/70nfs2/bootnet-nfsv2.img does not work for me.
I can access the same NFS directory if I use bootnet.img from 7.1 CD.
Unfortunately, aic7xxx in 7.1 does not work on VALinux 2240 and I cannot install
7.1 on that box.