Bug 854180 - inst.repo=nfs doesn't work
Summary: inst.repo=nfs doesn't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 855170
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Will Woods
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F18Beta, F18BetaBlocker F18Betappc
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-09-04 09:13 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2013-01-10 06:54 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-09-06 23:38:18 UTC

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Description Kamil Páral 2012-09-04 09:13:03 UTC
Description of problem:
If I boot anaconda using vmlinuz+initrd with this argument:


I see this message:

dracut-initqueue[290]: mount.nfs: Protocol not supported
dracut-initqueue[290]: Warning: Couldn't mount nfs:,nfsvers=3:nfs.englab.brq.redhat.com:/pub/fedora/fedora-alt/stage/18-Alpha-TC5/Fedora/x86_64/os/
dracut-initqueue[290]: Warning: no suitable images
dracut-initqueue[290]: Warning: Could not boot.

The NFS directory can be mounted on an ordinary machine, but dracut doesn't seem to support it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F18 Alpha TC5

How reproducible:

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2012-09-04 09:14:44 UTC
Proposing as Beta blocker:
" It must be possible to install by booting the installation kernel directly, including via PXE, and correctly specifying a remote source for the installer itself, using whichever protocols are required to work for package retrieval at the current phase (Alpha, Beta, Final). This must work if the remote source is not a complete repository but contains only the files necessary for the installer itself to run. "

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2012-09-06 09:49:16 UTC
dracut works very well with nfs3 and nfs4. It's probably anaconda which has faulty scripts here.

Comment 3 Paul Franklin (RHlists) 2012-09-06 14:23:05 UTC
I have a similar problem but don't know enough about anaconda
and so forth to know if is exactly the same one as you had:

Comment 4 Jesse Keating 2012-09-06 23:38:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 855170 ***

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