Bug 6474 - Net boot image does not work for NFS
Summary: Net boot image does not work for NFS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-10-28 18:20 UTC by y2kmvs
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-29 17:31:43 UTC

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Description y2kmvs 1999-10-28 18:20:50 UTC
Installation was attempted via NFS. The Redhat distribution
was downloaded to the NFS server (AIX 4.3.2) on 10/25/99.
The target machine is a Pentium II 400MHz IBM PC300GL with
6GB storage on /dev/hdc. /dev/hda runs NT4.0. No /dev/hdb.
Cdrom on /dev/hdd. 192 MB of RAM.

The NFS export was done at /archives/unix/redhat/i386. The
hostname of the NFS server is bookshelf.austin.ibm.com .
After the hostname, and the NFS export was specified on the
install screen, the following errors messages were observed
on the console :

/tmp/raid0.o : a module named raid0 already exists
exec : Permission denied
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
unmounting filesystems...
you may safely reboot your system now

On the alternate console (ALT+F3), the following was
observed :

* mounting nfs path
* exec of /bin/sh failed : Permission denied
* Probing buses
* finished bus probing
* found nothing
* going to insmod raid0.o (path is NULL)
* Probing buses
* finished bus probing
* found nothing
* going to insmod raid0.o (path is NULL)

(above message repeated 4 more times)

Install was successfully completed later on via http from
the same machine.

Comment 1 y2kmvs 1999-10-28 18:53:59 UTC
Forgot to add :
IBM PCI token-ring card on the target machine. The Olympic driver
inserted the machine into the ring with no errors.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-28 20:32:59 UTC
Make sure the permissions on the files in RedHat/instimage
are correct; (executables are executable, etc.)

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-29 17:31:59 UTC
Anytime that you get the "permission denied" message, it generally
means that you need to check the permissions as notting suggested.  I
am closing this bug.  Please reopen if checking the permissions does
not solve the problem.

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