Installing on old systems with only PATA/IDE hard drives
Basil Mohamed Gohar
basilgohar at librevideo.org
Mon May 13 05:26:01 UTC 2013
On 05/13/2013 12:50 AM, John Reiser wrote:
>> Any tips
>> on what I can do to make a proper report out of this would be most
>> appreciated, or just let me know if installs to PATA/EIDE systems are
>> just no longer supported.
> I've got a i686 box with only PATA, and two root partitions of F19-Alpha-i386;
> one via netinst+network, one via netinst+USB. (The box cannot boot via USB.)
> Both roots have been "yum update" daily with updates-testing.
> The anaconda installer keeps its log files in /tmp, and you should attach
> those files to a bug report. 'scp' them to another system (the network
> will be up if the installer gets that far). Or, copy to a USB stick
> then move that USB stick to another system. Then file the bug report.
> Change to console VT2 by typing <Ctrl><Alt><F2> where <F2> is Function key F2.
> dmesg (or tail /tmp/syslog) to determine which /dev/sdX is the USB stick
> mkdir /stick
> mount /dev/sdX1 /stick
> cd /stick
> mkdir MMDDa # such as '0513a'; probably you're going to be doing this more than once
> cd 0513a
> cp /tmp/* . # ignore the directories; you want the top-level files
> cd /tmp
> umount /stick
> Change back to installer graphics with <Ctrl><Alt><F7>.
Thanks, John. I'll try my best to follow these steps the next time I go
through the install, and see what I can get. I'll put it all in a bug
report, most likely.
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