From: Russ Lewis <spamhole-gnu@de...> - 2003-10-31 19:42:26
I played around with trying to run RedHat's net install process under
uml. I get a little way into the initial download and then it fails,
but I can't figure out why. I'm looking to see if anybody else has done
this and might know what I'm up against.
Host: RedHat 8.0, kernel 2.4.18-14
Install attempt: RedHat 9 FTP install
What I did:
* Downloaded bootdisk.img
* mount -o loop -o ro bootdisk.img bootdisk/
* Created rh_install backing file, 1GB (sparse file)
* I set up masquerading rules for the UML device's IP address (192.168.0.1)
* linux con=xterm eth0=tuntap,,,192.168.0.254 initrd=bootdisk/initrd.img
I get all the way through the part where you specify the FTP site to
download from. It downloads RedHat/base/updates.img; this appears to be
successful and only take a few seconds. Then it tries to download
RedHat/base/netstg2.img, works for a few minutes (ifconfig shows that I
have network traffic on the interface, and my DSL modem shows steady
activity), and then finally fails with the message:
Unable to retrieve the install image.
I have done some tests, and it appears that when there is some sort of
FTP failure, it gives a different error message. So I believe that the
FTP transfer is completing successfully, but something immediately after
that is breaking.
Has anybody ever attempted this with any success? Is there something
fundamentally broken about what I'm attempting, or how I am attempting it?
I also tried this with the 8.0 FTP install process, with the same results.
"Russ Lewis" <spamhole-gnu@...> wrote:
RL> I played around with trying to run RedHat's net install process under
RL> uml. I get a little way into the initial download and then it fails,
RL> but I can't figure out why. I'm looking to see if anybody else has done
RL> this and might know what I'm up against.
You might want to take a look at my howto at
with newer 2.4.22-5um UMLs, it is probably even unneded to create
a modified stage2.img, so you theoretically should be able
to install of redhat's ftp server.