|Summary:||Flaw in install program prohibits most FTP installs|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||mobrien|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-01-12 17:17:40 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description mobrien 1999-01-12 07:25:06 UTC
The redhat install program has a problem which makes it very difficult to do FTP installs. The install sequence is partition disks download some files from the FTP site CHOOSE PACKAGES FORMAT PARTITIONS download RPMS The two steps shown in all-caps together take so much time that FTP servers will disconnect the computer due to lack of activity! One cannot simply bypass the format step because the install program builds a broken RPM database on the partition, which causes install to crash on a second install attempt when it tries to write the RPMs to disk in the last step. A workaround is to format two partitions in a first run of install, with the smaller one assigned to the / mound point. This partition gets a corrupted RPM database when install crashes. The second formatted partition can be used at the / mount point in a second install attempt. It has no broken RPM database. Since the user doesn't have to format the partition, the FTP server doesn't disconnect the computer due to inactivity. This flaw should be very easy to fix.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-01-12 17:01:59 UTC
This has been verified and will hopefully be fixed in the next release of Red Hat.