Bug 4396 - Installation breaks when installing from the partition to be mounted /
Installation breaks when installing from the partition to be mounted /
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-06 11:53 EDT by Fabian Kroenner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-06 13:10:02 EDT
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Description Fabian Kroenner 1999-08-06 11:53:01 EDT
When using the local hard-drive partition that is going to
be mounted root as installation source, setup reports an
"Failed to create symlink for package source."

Console 3 shows:
"* failed to create symlink /mnt//: File exists"

Really annoying!
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-08-06 13:10:59 EDT
You cannot do this with the Red Hat installer.  You must have the
source files on a non-critical filesystem (that is not /, /usr, /var
or any other place that the install needs to write files to).  Closing
report as it is not a bug, but rather a fundamental of the installer

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