Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230916
updates feature doesn't work with floppy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:58 EST
Description of problem:
I tried using the updates feature of anaconda using the instructions at:
but it didn't work with a floppy.
I was able to mount the floppy on fc5 and see the replacement raid.py file listed.
When I was attempting to install using rawhide from a couple of days ago, I
would get prompted for the device to get updates from and select fd0. But this
would fail. It did get far enough into the boot process to have access to a
shell prompt and I couldn't get the floppy to mount there either. So this may
really be only tenuously connected to anaconda. I tried mounting with no -t
option and specifying ext2, ext3, and ext and none of these worked.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow instructions at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Updates to
2. Use tab to edit options and add "updates"
3. Select fd0 as device to get updates from
Selecting fd0 fails
Install continues using updates from fd0
Looks like the support for cpio balls as updates.img broke filesystem images
I verified that ext2 updates.img worked before I committed the cpio ball patch.
If this turns out to not be a dupe of 230946 we can just reopen it.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 230946 ***
I am still seeing the boot with this morning's boot.iso.
Also I tried using an msdos file system instead of ext2 and that didn't work for
the updates, but I was able to mount it manually from a shell prompt while the X
window was prompting for the device containing the updates. I was still not able
to mount ext2 floppies at this point in the install process.
This works with today's boot.iso.