Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8256
exec /sbin/install failure halts installation early
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:40:26 EST
After mirroring the i386 directory with the mirror package,
Updating the permissions to everything directory and executable to 755 as
it says to in the Redhat-Cd mini howto,
mkisofs according to the howto (without joliet extensions)
mounted it as a loopback to confirm file system
burned image to cd from a mac with writer
made floppy from CD
booted from floppy
it gets to finishing mounting filesystems (proc and etc) and then reports:
exec failure /sbin/install
then stops the install and reports safe to reboot.
Any idea whats going on here?
I'm going to try another system but I have a feeling maybe I did something
bad during making the CD by changing permissions all willy nilly.
This is definitely a problem with the CDROM. The easiest thing to do when
making a Red Hat CDROM is to download the ISO image and then work from there.
That assures that the permissions are correct and that nothing else is missing