Bug 473605 - askmethod does not see images/install.img on network install CD
askmethod does not see images/install.img on network install CD
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-29 12:51 EST by John Reiser
Modified: 2008-12-02 11:03 EST (History)
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Description John Reiser 2008-11-29 12:51:37 EST
Description of problem: Anaconda cannot find install.img when booting the "network install CD" (boot.iso, 131MB) with the " askmethod" parameter and choosing Local harddrive.

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How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Burn images/boot.iso from Fedora-10-i386-DVD.iso to a CD.
2. Copy the DVD.iso onto a USB flash drive (VFAT) and insert the flash drive.
3. Boot the CD, appending " askmethod" to the kernel command line.
4. Select Local Harddrive source.

Actual results:
"Local installation media detected" but cannot find images/install.img

Expected results:
Use images/install.img from mounted boot.iso; continue with install from local harddrive.

Additional info:
The Fedora-10-i386-DVD.iso contains [at least] two copies of install.img:
   images/install.img   # visible in directory of DVD, adjacent to images/boot.iso
   boot.iso:images/install.img   # inside ISO9660 filesystem boot.iso

The directions in http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f10/en_US/ch-other-install-methods.html say "If you boot any Fedora installation media, the installation program loads its next stage from that disc." The directions for installing from a local harddrive also say to make images/install.img available separately.  It's confusing that 3 copies of install.img are involved: one from 'images' directory on DVD, one inside boot.iso [that was *booted*], and one that you make.

See also bug 473351 "F10 HD install using the DVD iso file ..." regarding the missing slash separator '/' after "/mnt/isodir".
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-12-02 11:03:52 EST
If you use the askmethod parameter, you are really specifying the location of the install.img, and we will not use the boot.iso's copy in that case.  You either need to make the images/ directory containing install.img on your USB drive or boot with the boot.iso and use the repo= parameter to specify the location of your installation repo.  I've tried to make this distinction a little more clear on the askmethod screen by rewording the dialog.

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