Bug 42881 - ftp network installation fails
Summary: ftp network installation fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-30 16:50 UTC by Megan Gentry
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-30 19:24:14 UTC
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Description Megan Gentry 2001-05-30 16:50:19 UTC
Description of Problem:
	When doing a network (ftp) install, the installation procedure
	doesn't know about the end of disc1 and when to change to	
	another mount point, so the installation fails (unless the
	server system manager does ugly and/or clever things).

How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount -o loop <disc1> <mountpoint> 	(on server)
2. boot installation floppy and select ftp install
3. specify server and mount point, allow installation to
	proceed.  At some point it simply hangs.

Actual Results:
	Installation procedure hangs, repeatedly getting
	errors for non-existant kit.

Expected Results:
	I would have expected the installation procedure to
	know when it has loaded all kits it can from disc1
	and to ask for the location of disc2.

Additional Information:
	When I asked an internal mailing list about this, the
	consensus was to simply copy both cd1 and cd2 to a
	common area and use it as the kit location.

	I was able to play some games instead by killing the
	ftpd daemon in the server and quickly unmounting the
	disc1 .iso image and mounting the disc2 .iso image.

	This way, when ftp timed-out on the machine on which
	I was doing the installation, the next invocation of
	ftp would access the same place, which would now have
	the files it needed to continue.

	                                        Megan Gentry
                                        Former RT-11 Developer

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Comment 1 Brock Organ 2001-05-30 19:24:09 UTC
Hi Megan,

The consensus is right.  For network installs, a merged tree (ie RPMs from 
both CDs in one location) is necessary ...  This is documented in the release 
notes. :)



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