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Bug 4396 - Installation breaks when installing from the partition to be mounted /
Summary: Installation breaks when installing from the partition to be mounted /
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-08-06 15:53 UTC by Fabian Kroenner
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-06 17:10:02 UTC

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Description Fabian Kroenner 1999-08-06 15:53:01 UTC
When using the local hard-drive partition that is going to
be mounted root as installation source, setup reports an
"Failed to create symlink for package source."

Console 3 shows:
"* failed to create symlink /mnt//: File exists"

Really annoying!

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-08-06 17:10:59 UTC
You cannot do this with the Red Hat installer.  You must have the
source files on a non-critical filesystem (that is not /, /usr, /var
or any other place that the install needs to write files to).  Closing
report as it is not a bug, but rather a fundamental of the installer

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