Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54567
ISO loopback ftp-install problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:35 EDT
Description of Problem:
The RELEASE-NOTES claim that the ISO images can be loopback mounted on an
FTP server and used as a source for a net install. We create a directory
on the ftp site and set up mount points "/disc1", "/disc2", etc. for the
ISO images to be loop mounted on, in that directory. Then we specify the
directory containing the mount points as the installation directory for an
The installer looks on the install server and finds
fine, after failing to find the normal $BASE/RedHat/base/netstg1.img.
However, the installer only tries to look in $BASE/RedHat, not
$BASE/disc*/RedHat, for base/hdlist and for the RPM files; therefore the
install fails. Messages indicating this are printed on the installer log
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tested with enigma (Sep 24 ISOs).
I just had this work fine for me using the Enigma images. Did you have a RedHat
directory in the base directory that the disc1 and disc2 directories were in?
Nope, although the directory the /disc1 and /disc2 directories were in was
I could've been doing something wrong -- it's the first time I've tried this.
Take a look at how it's done on porkchop in /mnt/test/katzj2 and that should do
it for you.