Bug 89917 - Ambiguity about path to ISO images
Ambiguity about path to ISO images
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
Sandra Moore
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Reported: 2003-04-29 14:55 EDT by Matthew Leingang
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-19 15:25:11 EDT
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Description Matthew Leingang 2003-04-29 14:55:57 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.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhl-ig-x86(EN)-9-HTML-RHI (2003-01-16T18:24-0400)

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Comment 1 Sandra Moore 2003-05-19 15:25:11 EDT
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.

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