On Feb 25, 2008, at 5:20 PM, Mike wrote:
I downloaded the F9 alpha dvd iso and tried to install to a spare
on a laptop which already has an F8 installation on it.
Anaconda started up and asked for the usual keyboard etc settings,
soon as I had defined the HD directory for the HD install anaconda
an exception and the install hung with anaconda
errors. I could not save the traceback, nor copy out the stuff on the
screen, so could not sensibly put in a bugzilla report.
HD installs are known-broken in F9a. See:
This was listed on the F9Alpha testing status page:
Should be fixed in rawhide, which should be installable again Real
I also tried an install using the boot.iso and extracting the
initrd.img to /boot and making a grub entry so that a URL install to
could be tried but this failed also - and did not even get to
the second stage install file. The kickstart file was obtained from
one of the
mirrors and modified.
How did it fail? What happened, at what point? Do the logs on the
other virtual terminals (Alt-F3 etc.) have any useful info?