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RE: Running anaconda -Please wait ...exec : No such File or directory

I spoke too soon...  It looks like anaconda isn't even being reached...
Relevant lines from loader.c : (AT least in an older version):
    if (!FL_TESTING(flags)) {
    	execv(anacondaArgs[0], anacondaArgs);
Since it can't see the cd, it can't mount the second stage image, hence why
it can't find anaconda.  Just because you can boot a CD doesn't mean you can
mount it...  What kind of cd drive is it (IDE? Firewire? USB? SCSI?)  I
don't know how virtual linux presents devices to the system...
I think the easiest workaround is to create a boot disk that can mount your
CD drive, and has loopback support, so that you can mount the second stage
image yourself.  Running a boot disk with a kernel that isn't configured the
same as the boot disks that RedHat ships can cause errors related to
modules, but you can take the place of loader by mounting the image and cd
drive yourself, once you've booted...	


-----Original Message-----
From: anaconda-devel-list-admin redhat com
[mailto:anaconda-devel-list-admin redhat com] On Behalf Of John Rasey
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 11:48 AM
To: anaconda-devel-list redhat com
Subject: Running anaconda -Please wait ...exec : No such File or directory

Hi All,

I saw a short thread on this error (posted Tue, 4 Mar 2003) and was not 
able to determine what the solution to the problem. Can anyone give some 
more details as to the source of the problem:

Thanks in Advance,


I think virtual machine is not presenting CD-ROM in proper manner to the
OS. Although the initial CD-ROM eltorito image which is sort of a floppy
on CD runs. But after that linux kernel is not able detect the CD-ROM.
Boot-loading and linux kernel are needed for finding the exact issue

On Tue, 2003-03-04 at 14:21, Alisha Nigam wrote:
 > hi
 >    i have virtual linux based on RH-7.2  running from
 > CD ROM without harddisk support.now its required to
 > have a "install" program that will copy all contents
 > of  CD to harddisk after properly formatting it and
 > also will set the boot loader on the terget system
 >    as  install program i  tried to run /bin/loader
 > present in RH-7.2 installation CD. that in turns calls
 > anaconda, the main installer for RH-7.2 Installation.
 >     i am getting error
 >   Running anaconda -Please wait ...
 >   exec : No such File or directory.
 >     can any one suggest what could be the problem.I
 > have 265MB RAM on my system.so i donot  think its
 > because of limited RAM size.
 >   or Is there any other methord by which i can
 > install all my packages on harddisk.
 >      Alisha Nigam.

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