Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443755
selecting "install from local harddrive" still installs from DVD
Last modified: 2008-06-21 16:26:29 EDT
Description of problem:
I boot the F9 beta with the parameter "askmethod", and then after DVD boot I
select "install from local harddrive" and entering the diskpartition and the F9
iso in this partition. But this has no effect: the installer still installs from
the DVD and not from the iso on the disk partition.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Current F9 beta
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from the F9 beta DVD with parameter "askmethod"
2. later on, select "install from local harddrive"
install still is done from DVD
install is done from the disk iso
Are you sure it's installing packages from the DVD, or is it only displaying the
"Local media installation detected..." message but then never accessing the DVD
again? If it's the latter, all it's doing is grabbing the stage2 image off the
DVD instead of looking elsewhere for it.
If it actually continues to access the DVD drive throughout package
installation, please attach /var/log/anaconda.log from the installed system to
this bug report.
Created attachment 303452 [details]
I'm sure that anaconda installs from DVD: until reboot is reached, throughout
package install, the DVD is blinking, and it can be heard!
I have attached anaconda.log.
I'm not sure why you would want to do this sort of installation, but I believe
this should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
But I'm sure, that such an installation will run much faster than a DVD based
installation. That's it.
Additionally: if such features are offered, why not use them?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here: