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Bug 2227 - Installs from local hard disk still fail if RedHat is not in the root directory
Summary: Installs from local hard disk still fail if RedHat is not in the root directory
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-17 04:52 UTC by Theodore Tso
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-06 16:31:45 UTC

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Description Theodore Tso 1999-04-17 04:52:13 UTC
Using the Beta4 images, RPMS's and base files, I tried
placing everything from gribble/beta4/i386 in the /RH
dirctory of my DOS/VFAT filesystem (since installing off of
a PCMCIA SCSI device still doesn't work).  So at install
time, I specified that I was installing off local disk, I
specified /dev/hda1 as the filesystem (which was my VFAT
filesystem), and /RH as the directory path to the RedHat
programs.  This failed, with RedHat saying it couldn't find
the installation directories.

I then moved /RH/RedHat to the top level (i.e., /) of the
VFAT filesystem, and then tried specifying /dev/hda1 and /
as the location for the local repository for RPM files.
This time, it worked.  So think there is still something
faulty in the logic around that code, however.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-06 16:31:59 UTC
This sounds like it's been fixed in Red Hat 6.0. Please reopen if I'm

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