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Bug 6708

Summary: Installer does to complete when using new anaconda boot disk
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: zonum
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.1CC: roald, srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-11-30 14:24:22 UTC Type: ---
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Description zonum 1999-11-04 04:25:43 UTC
I just got RH 6,1 and also saw the Errata regarding issues
with installed if there is an NTFS partition present.  Since
I have that, I got the following two .img files:

updates-RHEA-1999:045.img
boot-RHEA-1999:044.img

I proceeded to boot from the floppy created by the
boot-RHEA-1999:044.img file, and I used the "linux updates"
command at the boot prompt.  vmlinuz started loading, it
completed and then it got to the section where it would say:

Running /sbin/loader

The CD would get accessed, but it just stays here and does
NOT go any further and NEVER get asked to insert the updates
floppy.  If I do the same WITHOUT using "linux updates" at
the boot prompt, it boots file and the installed (X version)
comes up and works w/o problems, except that it has an error
when doing an Upgrade because of the NTFS partition.  So I
am in a nbbind since the fix seems broken.

Comment 1 hertzen 1999-11-28 11:20:59 UTC
I have the same kind of problem. The installation hangs after that "Running
/sbin/loader" line. But if I try without the "linux updates" command (like with
"text"), the installation starts well until the anaconda/python error that has
already been reported dozens of times. And I have no NTFS partitions. Is there
anything to fix this?

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-11-30 14:24:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6726 ***