Bug 27352 - Can Fisher be installed from RPMs on a hard drive?
Summary: Can Fisher be installed from RPMs on a hard drive?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-13 06:18 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-13 06:18:24 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-13 06:18:21 UTC
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The Redhat web page "http://www.redhat.com/download/howto_download.html"
strongly implies that Fisher should be installable from a set of RPM files
on one's hard drive. The text install program started by the boot floppy
says it wants "ISO images". Which is correct?

Because of bug 26937 here is further information. The files are in
/extra/RedHat. The mount point for the partition is /extra.

My machine has a AMD Thunderbird 1000 Mhz chip.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from Fisher install floopy.
2. Use text install.
3. Installation method: hard drive
4. Fill in partition and directory

Actual Results:  Installer couldn't find ISO stuff.

Expected Results:  Install should work.

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2001-02-14 00:15:14 UTC
the procedure to complete a hard drive install using fisher is as follows:

1) download the ISO images (from a mirror site or from a CDROM) to a partition
on your local hard drive
2) verify that the ISO images' md5sum matches the md5sums reported by the mirror
3) create a boot.img floppy disk
4) reboot into the boot.img floppy, and supply the partition location and
directory name the iso files are in 
5) continue the install as normal

some caveats:  Don't accidentally format the partition that stores your install
source iso images, as you'll erase them!  Also, remember that the location of
the ISO files is expressed relative to the root of the partition they are
located on.

Good luck and Hope this helps!

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