Bug 518004 - Booting boot.iso will fail recognizing installation CD
Summary: Booting boot.iso will fail recognizing installation CD
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-18 11:56 UTC by Marian Ganisin
Modified: 2009-08-19 13:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-08-19 13:46:57 UTC

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Description Marian Ganisin 2009-08-18 11:56:09 UTC
Description of problem:

When starting installation using boot.iso, anaconda fails to recognize installation CD or DVD (local CDROM is used as an installation source)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL Server 5.4 RC2 i386

How reproducible:
Occured on physical machine as well as in kvm virtual machine

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installer using boot.iso,
2. choose local cdrom as an installation source,
3. insert RHEL Server DVD or CD #1 and try to continue installation

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-08-18 19:39:21 UTC
Please attach /tmp/syslog and /tmp/anaconda.log to this bug report.  Thanks.

Comment 2 Joel Andres Granados 2009-08-19 09:59:00 UTC
What happens when you try to install from the media directly?  I understand you used a boot.iso and then, after the installation started, you inserted the CD, DVD.  I'm just wondering if this is issue only occurs when you use them (boot.iso and media) separetly.

Comment 3 Marian Ganisin 2009-08-19 11:45:58 UTC
Something really mysterious happened. Even if I am still able to reproduce issue, I would vote to close this report with NOTABUG resolution.

I have two sets of files / discs, sets are exactly same, they are different copies of same iso images. Older I downloaded yesterday, newer are downloaded today. All files / discs are fine, md5sum is valid, media check passed. If I am using older discs, issue occurs. But if I am using at least one newer disc (doesn't matter if older boot.iso newer disc1 or newer boot.iso and older disc1) issues doesn't occur.

So, even if older files / discs are not corrupted, issue is related only to those copies (I can't believe, but I saw that) hence this doesn't seem to be a real bug.

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