Bug 8256 - exec /sbin/install failure halts installation early
Summary: exec /sbin/install failure halts installation early
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-07 04:33 UTC by hmike
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-24 21:26:01 UTC

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Description hmike 2000-01-07 04:33:16 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-24 21:25:59 UTC
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
or wrong.

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