1. R5 install from a home burnt CDROM : the problems I solved
I burnt an ISO9660 CD with the LinuxPPC 1999 files downloaded from a PC.
I write here the problems I managed to solve, because I think it may be
usefull to others...
I installed via the X-installer (so I had to expand the live.filesystem on
to my harddisk).
There seems to be a BUG in the X-installer, since it assumes that the place
where is the live.filesystem IS the cdrom, which is wrong in my case. So
/dev/hda is mounted on /mnt/cdrom, and it is impossible to umount it (my
harddisk is of course always said to be busy).
The problem is that the installer searches for packages on /mnt/cdrom (if
the method chosen is cdrom) which points to my first harddisk partition
instead of the cdrom. The trick I used was to mount the cdrom somewhere else
on /mnt/cdrom2 for instance, and choose a local install giving the
The second problem is that the cd was then mounted as ISO9660 but all in
lower case, so the installer didn't recognised the RedHat folder (because
there was "redhat" instead). I had to specify the no rockridge option in
order to have Caps.
To sum up, if you see that no packages are found from the CDROM, do the
-when the X-installer has booted, and once you have chosen and formated your
partitions, open a Xterminal window and type
"mkdir /mnt/cdrom2", then "mount -t iso9960 -o norock -o map=o /dev/hdc
- choose method "Local" and give the path /mnt/cdrom2
- voila !
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