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Bug 72170 - bad error: "Failed to read directory /mnt/source"
bad error: "Failed to read directory /mnt/source"
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-08-21 13:17 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-24 19:04:09 EDT
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Description John Reiser 2002-08-21 13:17:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
During a text mode install using .iso images from hard disk on another
partition, I get an "Error: Failed to read directory /mnt/source: No such file
or directory [OK]". Installation succeeds after OKing the Error, so it should be
just a warning instead.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install "(null)" beta from hard disk using .iso images on another partition.
 Floppy boot "linux askmethod", then choose hard disk.
2. Source directory has only the first 3 .iso images.

Actual Results:  "Error: Failed to read directory /mnt/source: No such file or
directory [OK]"; but OKing the Error gives an installation which is apparently good.

Expected Results:  Only a warning message, instead of the Error.  Or, an
explanation of how the installation will be impaired if I proceed.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-22 12:14:38 EDT
At what point do you get this error? I went all the way to the partitioning
screen and did not see it.
Comment 2 John Reiser 2002-08-22 14:07:42 EDT
I reproduced it again:
  floppy boot.img
  linux askmethod
  English language
  us keyboard
  hard drive install
  partition hda7, directory "null"
     Error: Failed to read directory /mnt/source:
     No such file or directory
  OK (dismiss error)
  Running anaconda, the RedHat ...

The installation target partion is /dev/hda3, a primary partition;
but that has not been communicated to the installer yet.
The .iso images are on /dev/hda7, a logical partition in an Extended partition.
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-09-24 19:04:03 EDT
I am having the very same issue on a toshiba portege 3490ct, I have tried ftp,
nfs, http and finally from the hda2 on the machine. Exact same error and
behavour when I try and install fro, the HD.

I can consistantly reproduce it and I haven't found a way around it as yet.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-09-27 15:52:27 EDT
I have not had any problems with HD iso based installs.

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