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Bug 6820 - Unable to install over FTP
Summary: Unable to install over FTP
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-08 11:56 UTC by devmorfo
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 15:42:00 UTC

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Description devmorfo 1999-11-08 11:56:34 UTC
When trying to install RH 6.1 with bootnet image over FTP I
get anaconda runtime errors. The FTP server is a RH 5.1

Comment 1 Joao Paulo 1999-12-17 13:18:59 UTC
I got the same problem. I just can't install RedHat 6.1 by FTP. My ftp server
is a WinNT 4.0. When I start booting the system, choosing FTP Instalation
method, and then when I choose instalation type, as server or custom, I get
this error message: "-No Drives Found- An error has occurred - No valid devices
were found on which to create new filesystems. Please check your hardware for
the causa of this problem."
But When I install RedHat 6.0 by the same method (using this procedure), it
works just fine in the same machine(SCSI). Is there any I can do to make it

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 13:16:59 UTC
The "no drives found" error that is quoted is a result of the SCSI module not
getting loaded for your SCSI adapter.  This has nothing to do with the
installation method that you are picking.  I would recommend checking the
virtual consoles to see why the module is failing to get loaded.

As for the first problem, I really cannot comment without seeing the error
message that you are receiving.  There are a number of known issues with FTP
installations, so I am guessing that you are just hitting one of these.  A
number of improvements have been made in the latest RawHide installer that you
might want to check out.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 15:41:59 UTC
Closing bug due to lack of activity.

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