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Old 09-03-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
kstahl
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Installation Tree Not Found?


Howdy,

I just installed Linux 9.0 (RedHat) and I'm trying to get stuff up and running. The problem is, I can't install any of the programs I download. I always get the same message, namely:

Installation Tree Not Found.
The path /mnt/cdrom does not look like a valid installation source.

How do I change the install path to the hard drive instead of the CDROM? Thanks for your help!
 
Old 09-03-2003, 05:45 PM   #2
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How are you trying to install the software? Can you read CDs from within Linux?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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Damn, I just deleted my response apparently. Well, here goes again.

I'm trying to install software from files that I downloaded from the internet (e.g. Samba). I'm not sure about reading from a CD via Linux, but I did install the OS itself (about an hour ago) from CDs, so I imagine it works. I'll check right now to make sure though.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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P.S. Yes, I can read CDs from within Linux.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:23 PM   #5
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You already have Samba on the CDs. First port of call when you want to install something new - do I have it on the CDs already?

You need to give more detail. What file did you download? Was it a tarball (.tar.gz) ? Or was it an RPM?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:31 PM   #6
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First off, thanks for your help.

Now, I've downloaded both the .tar.gz version (which I unpacked and extracted sans problem), as well as the RPM version. But Samba was just an example. I've downloaded several other programs (things I thought might help), but they all give the same error message, so I think somewhere there's a default path that's set to the CDROM drive - unfortunately, I have no idea how to change it.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:35 PM   #7
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One more thing, I just tried to install straight from the CD by going to

/mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS

and double-clicking on the Samba-Client file, but it STILL gave me the same message (Installation Tree Not Found...)
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:41 AM   #8
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That's pretty bizarre. I don't know what would cause that. If nobody else here knows, try asking in #redhat on the freenode IRC network.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 10:09 AM   #9
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This is just for information because I found many related question about that:
redhat-config-package
I fact the main problem is because this is a buggy tool ! When you are using a simple
CDROM IDE drive, something like /dev/cdrom --> /dev/hdc
or a TRUE SCSI CDROM drive /dev/cdrom --> /dev/scd0
generally you dont get any trouble.(on my own experience)

Serious trouble begins with a IDE-SCSI emulation for an IDE CD/DVD reader /writer
where you are using also the link /dev/cdrom -> /dev/scd0
or you are just using
/dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom ............... in /etc/fstab

I didn't yet find the bug around solution yet
But if you have some experiment in python language, try to start the RedHat packages manager from:
/usr/share/redhat-config-packages
with : python MainWindow.py
so you can see all the message in the parent shell windows.

A basic error comes when yous are usinf a bad link cdrom under dev
use cdrom --> scd0 (and not cdrom --> /dev/scd0 : in this case you get "unknown cddev scd0)

In fact all the preliminary check is done in the method.py:
ERRORS like:
"unknown cddev ..."
or
"The path /mnt/cdrom does not look like a valid installation source" come from it
(I found related trouble with Fedora, but I don't have experienced by myself )
----------------
I continue to search ...
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:53 AM   #10
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Sorry the trouble is not related to the IDE-SCSI emulation, but to the installation process
in RH9.0

In fact on all the machine where I migrate from RH 7.X ( I experienced RH7.3 and 7.0) directly to 9.0, I experienced no problems.
Only on the machine where I Installed directly RH9.0 from scratch I got problem ( the one with my CD/DVD writer )
I finally found the good explanation here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=116107
IF YOU HAVE NOT the comps package INSTALLED YOU GET TROUBLE
--> check with:
# rpm -qa | grep comps
in good situation you must have:
comps-9-0.20030313
comps-extras-8.0.94-1

If comps-9-0.20030313 lacks then install it:
So Just mount the CD1 of RH9.0 (Shrike)
go under /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/base
and install it with:
# rpm -i comps.rpm

Then restart the redhat-config-packages from shell or from main destop menu as usual

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