Bug 7282 - Don't install from other media
Don't install from other media
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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: 7281 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-11-24 07:29 EST by Serg Oskin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 12:48:52 EST
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Description Serg Oskin 1999-11-24 07:29:01 EST
I can't install RedHat 6.x from magneto-optical drive (Fujitsu MCD3130SS
and M2513E), installer don't show filesystems on MO disk (vfat or ext2).
MO disks can to take two formats:
1. Without partitions - used /dev/hdx (Windows9x and I :)
2. With partitions as is standard hard disk.

# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
...
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 03 Lun: 00
  Vendor: FUJITSU  Model: M2513E           Rev: 0040
  Type:   Optical Device                   ANSI SCSI revision: 02
...

Sorry for my english. :)
Comment 1 Serg Oskin 1999-11-24 07:32:59 EST
*** Bug 7281 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 12:48:59 EST
If the MO disk is formatted to have partitions, then this should work without
any problems.  Red Hat is currently not able to install from a raw block device,
which would be the MO without partitions.  I think this is the problem you are
seeing.

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