|Summary:||ftp install fails: no route to host, other weirdness|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Pekka Savola <pekkas>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-10-20 15:32:06 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Pekka Savola 1999-10-04 16:02:44 UTC
I boot RH6.1 using bootnet.img. There doesn't seem to be an X installer for bootnet; well, I like the menu system better anyway. However, ftp install from our local ftp server fails miserably. The installer loads stage2.img and hdlist just fine (as I can see from ftpd logs), but when it should begin transferring the actual files, I get some nasty errors. If I use use FQDN of the ftp site (ourftp.xxx.fi): [irrelevant info cut off] ftplib.py line 117 in connect IOError: [Errno ftp error] (113, 'No route to host') And if I use the IP number of the site: [some stuff cut off] todo.py line 1442 db=rpm.opendb(1,self.instPath) rpm.error=Cannot open I have tried custom and pre-packaged installations. The computer has SMC Etherpower II and 3Com 905b NIC's, neither work. Removing the other physically did no good. After trying to install RH6.1 like 5-6 times, I used RH60's bootnet.img to install that from the same ftp server. It worked like a charm. The installer worked fine (although pretty slowly, considering it's a 100BaseTx network) on a similar box with Tulip and Intel EtherExpress Pro 100 NIC's.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 15:32:59 UTC
The GUI installer is only available for NFS and CDROM installations, so that answers that question. As for the FTP problems which you are seeing, are you giving a trailing space on the path to the source files (i.e. "/mnt/test/cartman/i386/" instead of "/mnt/test/cartman/i386") We have reports that giving the trailing space can cause serious problems. Reopen this bug if you are still having problems.
Comment 2 schwim 1999-12-24 18:57:59 UTC
I too have had this problem. Plus, once I finally did get the net install to complete "successfully" I was left with a system that would not boot completely. In one case, I did get it to boot, but there were all sorts of kernel version errors, and missing modules, etc.