Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 615844
anaconda does not list repo URLs if installation image is not found on the disk
Last modified: 2011-06-29 09:18:40 EDT
Description of problem:
I booted with an installation USB stick to install Fedora 13 (F13). After asking for the language and keyboard, anaconda demanded to know the disk partition where I have the Fedora ISOs. I click F2 to get other options, since I wanted to do a network install, and the installer listed the disks. I pressed Back and the installer quit abnormally. I did not see any choice of internet installation from mirrors.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot with network installer with the intention of using repo URLs for internet installation. The installer never lists any URLs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot using the net installer of F13 on USB stick.
2. Answer keyboard and language questions.
3. When it asks for a disk partition where the installer image resides, click Back to let the installer present you with a list of URLs instead (for installation over the internet). The installer quits abnormally.
The installer quits abnormally instead of listing URLs for repos.
The installer is, apparently, supposed to provide with a list of repo URLs to use for installation over the internet.
This is based on an earlier bug I filed: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=613440
No, anaconda doesn't provide you with a list of repos to use. It does it all behind the scenes for you. You just cruise through the loader and stage2 is automatically configured to use the Fedora mirror list.
What process did you use for creating this USB drive?
Also, what boot arguments are you using?
Ah, I see, that anaconda uses the repos behind the scenes. I did not know what. Well, that is understandable since it never worked for me.
I used the process to create to a USB stick to boot in to the net installer. From what I recall, I used the dd command to first copy the boot image to the USB, mounted the USB and then copied the iso of the installer to the USB.
But I am not sure why this is relevant. When the installer asked me to specify the partition which has the installation media, I just clicked on Back. Here it should have, as you mentioned, started the installation from a repo, or (as I was expecting) presented me with a list of repos to use. However, it just crashed on me with some error.
I was using the default boot arguments, nothing was changed.
Could you please attach the complete error message you are seeing? It's pretty difficult to debug problems without knowing what the problem is.
I understand. It has been quite a few days since I installed F13 and I reported it the best I could recall.
I will try to repeat the procedure. I think I still have the boot image and the net installation ISO somewhere. I won't happen before the weekend though.
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