Installing Fedora Core 2 from Local hard drive

Posted on 2004-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Hi All,

I am currently trying to install FC2 from my hard drive, but i'm having a problem when i use the boot disk (i've written the boot.iso image to a CD).

It works successfully, until i get to telling the installer where the images are - in the select partiton screen, no matter what i do, and no matter where the image actually is, i get "Failed to read directory /tmp/hdimage/*various file paths*: no such file or directory.

The partition i am trying to get the images from is a RedHat 9 partition, which works normally, and i have verified that the file does exist there.

Strangely, no matter what directory i use, it says that it does not exist (i could understand it if it said there are no image files in the directory, but it definately exists...).

Any ideas?

Question by:henry_o
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    How are you telling FC where to look, ie what do you actually type in?
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       I think you need to extract the files from ISO image to the directory.  The installer can not read the files inside ISO image.
    The other easier way is to burn the ISO images to CDs and boot/install from the CDs.


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    I actually managed to work out what to do. I had been mounting the image with the loopback partition type, but this meant that whenever the system rebooted to actually go into the setup, the ISO was no longer mounted.

    I modified fstab to mount it at startup, and it was then available through /dev/hda3.

    Thanks for the help all the same :-)

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