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Old 01-06-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: RedHat Enterprise, SLED 10, Freespire
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FTP Install point

I am trying to setup an area on our network to run FTP installs from. We have an FTP server and I have copied the three installation CDs from Redhat Enterprise ES CDs to the FTP site. I boot from a boot CD, and connect to the FTP server and attempt the install. I get through thte install until the point it starts to read packages and get this error:

Unable to read header list. This may
be due to a missing file or bad media.
Press <return> to try again

Can someone point me to what file it is looking for and how to fix this?

Old 01-17-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: windows xp home, windows 98, red hat 9, fedora core 3, redhat enterprise linux, win2000 pro/server
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to do FTP based installs, i would recommend copying the contents of the cds to a directory on the ftp server, instead of the ISO files themselves, overwrite whatever files conflict

for instance, mount cd 1, then
cp -r /mnt/cdrom /path/to/ftp/root

then umount, and repeat for other cd's

then specify the location, and it all should go smoothly



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