Bug 37551 - installer crashed when using harddrive install method
Summary: installer crashed when using harddrive install method
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-25 07:43 UTC by Juergen Weiss
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-08 18:32:00 UTC
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kickstart file that produces the error (6.06 KB, text/plain)
2001-04-25 15:02 UTC, Juergen Weiss
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Description Juergen Weiss 2001-04-25 07:43:01 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [de] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22smp i686)

When using kickstart to install a machine whre the installation tree is
located on a 
partition (ext2) I got the error message on VC3:

no install method specified for kickstart

the kickstart file contains the following line

harddrive --partition hdg1 --dir /RedHat/7.1

Remark: When using the same kickstartfile with installation method nfs from
a different
nfs-server there are no problem

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  mount a partition on /mnt/Redhat/7.1
2.  copy both installation CDs to this directory
3.  try a kickstart install with installation method "harddrive"

Actual Results:  error message:  no install method specified for kickstart

Expected Results:  installation should take the partition as install tree

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-04-25 13:14:00 UTC
Can you attach your kickstart file?  That way, I can do a test with your exact file.

Comment 2 Juergen Weiss 2001-04-25 15:02:02 UTC
Created attachment 16385 [details]
kickstart file that produces the error

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-05-08 18:31:54 UTC
Your kickstart file (modified for my partitions, of course) worked for me just
fine.  Here's the one I used:

lang de_DE
network --bootproto dhcp
harddrive  --dir /i386 --partition hda5
#harddrive --partition hda5 --dir /i386
keyboard "de-latin1-nodeadkeys"
zerombr yes
part /          --onpart hda1
part swap       --onpart hda6
part /seawolf   --onpart hda5 --noformat
mouse genericps/2 --emulthree
timezone Europe/Berlin
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
rootpw dummypw
lilo --location mbr

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