[ut2004] No love with linux installer

Joseph Tan j.tan at softhome.net
Fri Mar 19 20:01:29 EST 2004

Hi Sean,

I feel your pain. I had a lot of trouble getting the 6 CD version
installed last night. This was on a standard Mandrake 9.2 box. I
basically work around it by:

- I had to disabled/not use Supermount. If you used a stock 2.6.3 kernel
then Supermount is already disabled. I compiled up a stock 2.6.4 kernel.

- Copying the installer file off the install CD onto the hard disk.
Running it off the hard disk, without mounting the install CDROM. I've
found that if you changed into /mnt/cdrom and run the installer off the
install disc, it can't unmount itself because Linux thinks you're still
accessing the device (kind of makes sense).

I've had the exact two issues with UT2003 last year, so they got both
solved in the same away. But I had a third problem: 

- I had the installer bomb in seemingly random places during
installation. Sometimes it would stop on the 2nd disk, or 3rd, or 4th
etc. I tried disabling CD SCSI emulation, and used hdc=ide-cd in GRUB.
This seemed to of worked. I have NO idea what went wrong.

Did of of this ring a bell with anyone else?

Joseph Tan

On Sat, 2004-03-20 at 10:56, Sean Hamilton wrote:
> Hi,
> Running kernel 2.6.3, latest everything. Tried both the GTK installer 
> and the console one. They copy about 25 megs of stuff, then ask for CD2. 
> I insert CD2 and it keeps asking for CD2. No error messages. No such 
> trouble with a Windows installation. Does the installer do anything 
> special, or can I just copy the files over manually, approximating my 
> Windows installation?
> Why the fancy-yet-broken installer, anyways? What are we end users 
> gaining from this over, say, a nice shell script which I can debug myself?

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