Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187972
Installer does not find FC-5-DVD.iso on drives and hard disk
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem:
After booting from the FC-5 rescue CD, the installer would not recognize FC-5-i386-DVD.iso in either
my ide or USB disk drives.
It could not find a copy placed in my /home partition of the hard disk (which was mounted as a Virtual
Volume in FC4). Nor could it recognize the iso file placed onn an NTFS partition or an HFS partition.
I verified that the iso images were good by mounting them (under FC4) and checking the content
I finally copied the iso image to an external USB hard disk which was recognized and now the
installation is proceeding but takes an awfully long time (longer than an ftp-installation I did
ona anothermachine fro FC4!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I tried it several times on two different DVD-drives, with iso-files burned both by k3b and Roxio
software on windoze and a Mac.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: No iso images found
Expected results: Regognize the iso-DVD in the ide or usb drive.
My Machine is a Dell Dimension 8250 with an NEC 1100 DVD-burner (internal) a USB-connected LaCie
The hard disk has a /boot partition and two volumes / and /home mounted under Linux,
an NTFS partiutio for Windows XP and a Vfat partition.
I have had no problems with previous Redhat9, FC2, FC3, or FC4 installations from DVD iso images.
It turns out that the DVD burned by K3b may not have had the right iso format (although it mounted fine
and contained the whole FC5 release).
I burned another copy with "Toast" on my Mac laptop, and this one IS recognized by the installer.
The media check ran fine (I interrupted the process after that).
The mystery remains: why could the installer not see the FC-5-DV.iso file on my internal hard disk,
but had no problem reading it on the external USB-mounted disk? Does this have something to do with
the Logical Volumes?
I've fixed a variety of problems regarding ISO install methods both after FC6
and for Fedora 7 test 1. If possible, please retry with F7 test 1 and reopen
this bug if you are still seeing this problem. Thanks for the bug report.