Syntax for hard drive installs

JD jd1008 at
Tue Jun 22 18:56:22 UTC 2010

On 06/22/2010 11:47 AM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage was caught red-handed 
while writing::
> This used to work, so I'm either very close or there's a bug...
> - Boot an old laptop (w/o USB boot capability) using disc1 CD.
> - Hold down Shift during boot to produce the ISOLINUX boot: prompt
> - Enter "linux askmethod" at boot: prompt
> - Choose "Hard drive"
> NOTE: The second hard drive (/dev/sdb1) contains a complete rsync'd
> mirror in /pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/
> - Choose "/dev/sdb1" and enter "/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386/"
> for the directory holding image.
> This fails. The path appends /images/install.img to the above path spec,
> making it: /fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386//images/install.img
> If it added "os" between the "//" it would work. The full path required
> is: /fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386/os/images/install.img
> IIRC in the RH300 courses we used the path to the iso/ directory. Now
> anaconda seems to want the path to a fully expanded os/ directory. If I
> used the path with "os" inserted, anaconda proceeds.
> A few screens later anaconda DOES appear to want to use an ISO image
> after all:
> Missing ISO 9660 image
> /!\ The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it
>      on the hard drive.
>      Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry. Click
>      Exit to abort the installation.
> Is there a work-around, or must I wait for a respin?
> --Doc Savage
>    Fairview Heights, IL

for the solution.

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