Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212667
boot.iso from FC6 tries to use false path from mirror servers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
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Description of problem:
I downloaded the boot.iso from the mirror servers and used it to boot a pc to install FC6. After choosing to use http or ftp I have to fill in the server box and the path box. Since FC6 uses a different path for his stage2.img (used to be in /Fedora/base, now it's /images) the installer can't find the image.
I suspect the boot.img wasn't updated since FC5.
I solved the problem for myself by editing the boot.iso and switch the initrd.img from the cd to the one from the mirror servers (/images/pxeboot). This solved the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download the boot.iso from a mirror server (/images).
2. Burn it to a CD.
3. Boot a PC with this boot cd and run the graphic installer.
4. When asked where the installer should get it's data, select ftp or http.
5. Fill in the server box and path box. Voila, there's the problem!
Where did you get the boot.iso from? It should match the tree exactly and not
have this problem.
I got it from one of the Dutch mirror servers, I don't recall which one, it
could be one of these two:
reply to comment #1)
> Where did you get the boot.iso from? It should match the tree exactly and not
> have this problem.
Sounds like a malformed mirror; I just double checked that the actual boot.iso