Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 11:10 -0400
Subject: [RHBA-2000:084-04] Various anaconda installer fixes
Red Hat, Inc. Bug Fix Advisory
Synopsis: Various anaconda installer fixes
Advisory ID: RHBA-2000:084-04
Issue date: 2000-10-09
Updated on: 2000-10-10
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: anaconda installer ext2 labels FAT partition
Cross references: N/A
This is an update to the previous advisory RHBA-2000:084-02 -
that advisory contained several typographical errors.
This bug fix advisory corrects the following issues in the Red
Hat Linux 7.0 installer:
- the installer would crash when doing a multi-CD install if
pre-existing partititions were specified as mount points
- ext2 labels were not being truncated properly when written out
on a new install, causing errors when trying to mount these
partitions on a reboot
- missing or corrupt RPMs were not clearly being reported during
the install process
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386
3. Problem description:
The installer would crash if a non-Linux partition was mounted
during the setup procedure. This bug advisory corrects this
The installer used a truncated version of the mount point of a
ext2 filesystem as its ext2 label. This label is used to reference
the filesystem in the /etc/fstab file, which specifies filesystems
to be mounted. The installer did not properly truncate the label to
the maximum length of 16 characters, causing the filesystem to not
mount on reboot. This bug advisory correctly truncates the
This bug advisory also includes enhanced error reporting.
Specifically, the installer detects missing or corrupt RPM
packages. This should make it easier to diagnose problems in the
Download the update disk image, then create an update diskette.
This can be done by using the same procedure used to create a boot
Please note that you must substitute the update disk image
filename for the filename used in the example.
When booting into the anaconda installation program, type "linux
updates" at the boot prompt, followed by any other installation
options which are required (such as "expert" or "text" or "ks").
The installation process will prompt you to insert the updates disk
when it is required, and the install will then proceed as
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