Bug 36398 - RE: Thanks anyway
Summary: RE: Thanks anyway
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-18 01:33 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2001-04-18 20:59:51 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-04-18 01:33:18 UTC
I tried installing Red Hat Linux 7.0 Partitionless, however, after it 
makes partition_disk_image_file_ it used to fail and come up with an error 
message. I found that other had this prob. so I downloaded the floppy 
image for the update patch that was supposed to fix all this, however, 
With the patch the install failed half way through making 
partition_disk_image_file_ it comes up with an error message. I can't send 
you info cause at the error message my system jams. I have 8GB of free 
space current, I'm running a Pentium III 700Mhz, and I have tried every 
type of install. 

Please find a way to fix this because I really want to use RedHat Linux.
Thank You,

A guy

BTW - E-mail me if you find a fix to this prob.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-04-18 04:01:34 UTC
If you are doing a partitionless install, the DOS partition must already exist
and be formatted as a DOS partition.  The installer does not have the ability to
format a DOS partition.  This is clearly documented in the help window in the
Disk Druid screen.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-04-18 06:04:43 UTC
If there are no existing DOS partitions, it would be much better to create ext2
partitions instead, because ext2 is the native linux filesystem.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-04-18 20:59:46 UTC
Dos partition does already exist and is formatted.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-04-18 22:05:05 UTC
Hmm...I'm basically out of ideas.  One workaround is if you have some extra hard
drive space, create an ext2 partition and install Linux to it.  Another
workaround is to download 7.1, which we just released.  I have done numerous
tests of installing 7.1 to a DOS partition, so this has been improved in the
current release.  Resolving bug as current release.

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-04-19 22:49:36 UTC
Thanks anyway for your assistance, isn't amazing that I just managed to finish 
download Red Hat Linux 7.0 around the same day you released Red Hat Linux 7.1.

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