Bug 439121 - NFS install of F9Beta fails - unable to read package metadata
Summary: NFS install of F9Beta fails - unable to read package metadata
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 437887
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-27 03:01 UTC by eric
Modified: 2008-03-27 14:30 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-03-27 14:30:02 UTC
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Description eric 2008-03-27 03:01:28 UTC
Description of problem:
During a NFS install of F9-Beta-DVD-i386, after formating my partitions, an
error pops up:
"Unable to read package metadata.  This maybe due to a missing repodata
directory. Please ensure that your install directory tree has been correctly

Cannot retrive repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository:
anaconda-Fedora-200803191358.i386. Please verify its path and try again."

There's an option to "edit" - where you can change the Repository name, and
Repository URL.  I don't know what to try.

I have to exit the installer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
boot from netinst cd , choose install, choose NFS, ..., choose my partition
layout, after partitions format, the above error appears.

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-03-27 04:30:07 UTC
are you trying nfsiso?  We know that's a bust for Beta, but I'm not sure of the
bug off the top.  I was hoping it was resolved in today's rawhide with a new
anaconda, but installation images weren't generated :(

Comment 2 eric 2008-03-27 13:40:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> are you trying nfsiso?  

not sure what nfsiso is, but i booted from Fedora-9-Beta-i386-netinst.iso and
choose nfs.  and i have another machine sharing the Fedora-9-Beta-i386-DVD.iso
via nfs.

Comment 3 Jon Stanley 2008-03-27 14:30:02 UTC
Yeah, that's nfsiso  - when you share the ISO image via NFS instead of the
exploded tree.  

Found the other bug, too.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 437887 ***

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