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Re: NFS Install is Impossible from CD/ISO's



Carl Litt wrote:
I just encountered a disappointing oversight in the install process for
RedHat 7.3. I have booted my new system on the bootnet floppy and
proceeded with the NFS image install. My 7.3 ISO's are exported from
a fileserver. I don't see the need to burn the images and install a CD drive in every machine I have to install when I have this nifty NFS
option.


So after 2 hours of selecting packages and waiting for badblocks, I run into a terminal error: "The file /mnt/source/.... cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file... Press <return> to try again". Well of course, the installer doesn't bother trying to "switch discs" in an NFS install. And since it appears to still be using the disc1 image I can't unmount/mount the new discs in it's place. Did anybody ever _try_ an NFS install before you rolled this out? It seems like a pretty important feature to me.

Come on, guys, even _Windows 95_ prompts you for alternate paths...

Did you send this info to RedHat via bugzilla? They would like to hear about this sort of thing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- - Rick Stevens, SSE, VitalStream, Inc. rstevens vitalstream com - - 949-743-2010 (Voice) http://www.vitalstream.com - - - - Millihelen, adj: The amount of beauty required to launch one ship. - ----------------------------------------------------------------------





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