Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4659
NFS CDROM install fails
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
Test with Kernel 2.2.5-22, 2.2.11-1 (rawhide)
During the course of trying to do a NFS install with
both the original img files and your updates the
following happens (same target machine, different NFS
mounted CDROM machines (2) ).
Target machine has a signal 7
Source machine generates:
(example from one)
cave kernel: find_fh_dentry: 03:40, 188620/192636 not found
-- need full search!
also dmesg|more shows:
lookup_inode: looping?? (ino=178380, path=/libc-2.1.1.so)
lookup_by_inode: found libc-2.1.1.so (repeatedly)
copying the CD to the hard-drive and the install works.
486DX66 16MB RAM 1GB HD 3c503 NIC
486DX66 28MB RAM 3c503 NIC PANASONIC 2X SB-CDROM CR-562A
Kernel 2.2.5-22 (Hedwig)
586DX66 32MB RAM 3c503 NIC 4X IDE CR-581 MATSHITA
Kernel 2.2.11-1 (Rawhide)
Of interest to note is that I can NFS mount the CDROM
in a non-install situation and access without problems
(reading and copying) and at no time do I have problems
with HD NFS mounted partitions.
BTW: what happened to the smb install option? While I was
tearing out my three hairs I wanted to try that and it is
I have tested all my hardware and apparently everything is
functional. I have done NFS installs on 2 of 4 machines
on prior versions with the same equipment. The NIC cards
all are functional otherwise as well.
I am not sure if this is an installer issue or a combo
installer or kernel and/or knfsd problem.
A signal 7 during the installation indicates the the machine is running out of
memory, so this is probably what is happening. Reopen this bug if you are
continuing to have problems on a machine with more memory.