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RE: Install boot disk...

I’ve actually figured out the problem, and I’m going to post the details of my exploits when I have some spare time.  I was trying to install Redhat on a Sun Cobalt Qube over the serial port.  The problem is, their “netboot” actually loads a kernel stored in ROM, and mounts root via NFS, rather than loading the whole system, so loader kept failing while it was trying to probe something related to modules.  I ended up running a chroot’ed /usr/bin/anaconda –m “ftp://local.ip/” –T to get it to work.  I plan on building a patch for anaconda and loader.c so that instead of having anacaonda guess what needs to be done (like remounting ISO images, or just reading the directory, etc.) from the install method, you’ll be able to tell it via the commandline, so that you can, for instance, use ISOs with one of the methods that doesn’t currently support it, or override mounting options…



-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Devine [mailto:patrickd vmware com]
Monday, March 24, 2003 2:32 PM
To: Douglas Mayle
Cc: anaconda-devel-list redhat com
Subject: Re: Install boot disk...


On Sat, 22 Mar 2003, Douglas Mayle wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out how to replace the RedHat boot disks, rather
> than change the packages included.  The bootnet.img is insufficient
> for my computer, and I'd like to replace it, but I can't figure out
> where to start. I know how to perform stage 1 of the installation, I'm
> just not sure what commands need to be run once the stage2 image is
> loaded.

Your message is kind of cryptic..  what exactly are you trying to do? 
What does "insufficient for my computer" mean?


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