[ut2004] No love with linux installer

ken lierman (klierman@bf) klierman at bigfoot.com
Fri Mar 19 22:30:21 EST 2004

I had similar problems.... also using mandrake 9.2.  And also 
remembering the 2003 issues, i disabled supermount, but that just led to 
more problems....  actually really weird.  If i (or the installer) would 
do a mount on an already mounted disk, mount would HANG!  had to reset 
to be able to unmount. I was just about to give up, and i reenabled 
supermount via mandrake control panel just to get back to a known state 
and it magically started working no problem....

got me....


Joseph Tan wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Joseph Tan
> On Sat, 2004-03-20 at 10:56, Sean Hamilton wrote:
>>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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