Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89917
Ambiguity about path to ISO images
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:23:43 EDT
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Description of problem:
The install guide reads:
"Enter the device name of the partition containing the Red Hat ISO images. There
is also a field labeled Directory holding images. If the ISO images are not in
the root (top-level) directory of that partition, enter the full path to the ISO
images (for example, if the ISO images are in /test/new, you would enter
I had ISO images in /home/leingang, where /home was the mount point of
/dev/hda4. At the dialog in question, I entered /home/leingang as the path and
got a message like "/tmp/hdimage//home/leingang: no such file or directory." I
finally figured it out to just enter "leingang" as the directory.
The confusion is that /home is a figment of the already-installed file system
and is not present when mounting the partition temporarily to read the
installation images. But "leingang" doesn't look like a "full path," as the
installation guide suggests. The required text in this imput is the path to the
ISO images _relative_ to the root of the partition (or its mount point if you
are thinking inside the filesystem).
A short fix would be to remove the word "full." A better example would be "if
the partition on which the images reside is normally mounted at /test, and the
ISO images are in /test/new, you would enter 'new'."
A longer fix would explain filesystems and mount points.
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Steps to Reproduce:
I've included examples of both a root top-level directory access point and a
non-root, non-top-level directory access point. I hope this will explain it
better so that users will have proper examples to follow. Changes will be
reflected in the next release. Thanks so much for the feedback.