Bug 2271 - CD-ROM install requires loading a module
Summary: CD-ROM install requires loading a module
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-04-19 16:19 UTC by sdaftuar
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 16:02:08 UTC

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Description sdaftuar 1999-04-19 16:19:18 UTC
I have an unsupported CD-ROM drive, but I was able to patch
a kernel with support for it, and I replaced the kernel on
the RedHat boot floppy with my kernel.  This kernel does
recognize my CD-ROM at boot; however, the installer won't
let me do a CD-ROM install because it wants to find a CD-ROM
driver module to use with it (and loading these modules
fails, since I have no such drive).  If the installer
allowed me to skip this (and switch to a virtual console, so
I could create the appropriate entry in /dev), then I'd be

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 16:02:59 UTC
The installer can't let you switch to a CD-ROM then, because
there's no shell to switch to (no space on the boot disk.)

You'd have to patch the installer.

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