Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504973
ISO image install from HD does not work without repo= boot parameter
Last modified: 2009-08-03 11:26:48 EDT
Description of problem:
ISO image installation fails to find ISO file
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F11 release x86_64 DVD ISO
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave the DVD ISO file on the F10 /home or / partitions, boot the F11 DVD.
2. Installer fails to find ISO file without "repo=hd:sdxx:/path" boot parameter.
3. Boot with "repo=..." and the installer can find the file.
Installer begins network install.
Find the ISO automatically or ask for the location.
Seems to be similar to bug 491781 - at least the same solution makes the installer work.
This is operating as expected. If you boot with the DVD/boot.iso/whatever, anaconda defaults to using the mirrorlist provided by the fedora.repo file. If you want to use your own custom method, you need to: (1) pass repo=, or (2) pass askmethod, or (3) pxeboot.
Then the install guide should be updated. There is no indication that params need to be passed for a HD ISO install, and the DVD/CD boot, boot.iso and direct kernel/initrd booting do not offer the option.
Selecting an installation method is covered in Section 7.4 of the Installation Guide, which continues on to describe the various methods (DVD/CD, Hard Drive, Network, NFS) in sections 7.5 through 7.8.
That said, I've included specific mention of the required boot option in each of these sections, to avoid any confusion in the future.
Many thanks for pointing this out. The changes will become visible the next time that we republish the guide.