Bug 9131 - anaconda installation fix fails...boot image has bugs
Summary: anaconda installation fix fails...boot image has bugs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-04 20:12 UTC by randyv
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 15:26:36 UTC

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Description randyv 2000-02-04 20:12:30 UTC
Graphical or text is irrlevant.  Anaconda boot load fails at '5 dots' into
vmlinuz loading.
What more can I say?
(Got anaconda because original installation fails.  Problem there is
installation script expects to encounter an ext2 file system on hda1 and
when it does not, it just fails.  My ext2 partitions are 5 through 10.
I opened a virtual console and mounted them before I got to this point on
another try, but still got the same failure - no ext2 file system on hda1)
Went to your web sight - updates & errata/bug fixes and saw the anaconda
installer bug fix.  Problem descriptions looked like they might cover my
problem so I downloaded boot-RHEA-1999:044.img to c:\redhat\boot.img and
used rawrite to extract to an MS-DOS floppy.  Did same (on a separate
diskette) for updates-RHEA-1999:045.img > c:\redhat\updates.img.

As I say above, it fails.  Boot screen comes up ok, I type 'linux updates
text' at boot prompt, installation starts, but vmlinuz loading dies.

System is NCR 3272 p3 500 MHz machine.
64 Mb Ram
8 Gb internal disk
3 Gb external disk
Adaptec AHA2940-AU SCSI card
Intelexpress ethernet

RH6.0 installed clean.  Wish upgrading were as easy as install.


Comment 1 Riley H Williams 2000-02-09 19:12:59 UTC
When you get the prompt to select the boot mode, try typing...

     text root=/dev/hda5

...and see if that fixes it.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 15:26:59 UTC
Rawrite cannot be used to create updates images, as the update image is an ext2
filesystem, and rawrite does not support that.  Try using your existing linux
setup to create the boot images and all should be well.

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