Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72170
bad error: "Failed to read directory /mnt/source"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:45:46 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):
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.
At what point do you get this error? I went all the way to the partitioning
screen and did not see it.
I reproduced it again:
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.
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.
I have not had any problems with HD iso based installs.