Bug 507065 - Hard disk install asks for wrong install image
Hard disk install asks for wrong install image
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vykydal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-20 09:20 EDT by Amadeus
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:10 EDT (History)
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Description Amadeus 2009-06-20 09:20:28 EDT
When using the "askmethod" you can have the install media on another partition, but when anaconda asks for the install image, it asks for "install.img" and not "Fedora-11-x86_64-DVD.iso".

The error message is completely useless, as it doesn't say anything in this regard.

RHEL5.3 doesn't have this problem. It asks for install media, and expects to get the raw ISO that you download, and mounts it.

Fedora 11 also tries to mount the ISO image, but is it just completely messed up this part.
Comment 1 Devrim GUNDUZ 2009-06-21 17:14:39 EDT
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Comment 2 Devrim GUNDUZ 2009-06-21 17:15:15 EDT
I'm having the same issue.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-07-01 16:33:53 EDT
anaconda is asking for the location of the second stage of the installer, which is an install.img file.  If you are using an hdiso install method, the expected layout is some mountpoint with:


You can either provide the location of the .iso image and anaconda will infer the location of the install.img, or provide the location of the install.img and anaconda will infer the location of the ISO.  Or, you can specify both on the command line with repo= and stage2=.

But yeah this is a change - anaconda wants you to provide it with the second stage of the installer.
Comment 4 Amadeus 2009-07-01 16:47:26 EDT
> You can either provide the location of the .iso image and anaconda will infer
> the location of the install.img,

That's the problem. This doesn't work.
Comment 5 Chris Lumens 2009-07-02 09:48:25 EDT
I'll need to see the log files to see what's going on.  Since it's hard to do that in stage1, a picture of tty3 will have to do.
Comment 6 Amadeus 2009-07-02 17:45:22 EDT
I haven't got a camera, but it is reproducible every time, so your can quickly verify that the installer can't find the .iso regardless of what you type as path.
Comment 7 Amadeus 2009-07-04 16:55:10 EDT
I am reopening the bug, as it can easily be reproduced.
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