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This is to verify that Anaconda's inst.repo boot option works together with a DVD.iso mounted over an NFS protocol. This is called "NFSISO repository", because it uses the DVD-mounted-over-NFS as a repository.


  1. You need to have a DVD.iso accessible over an NFS protocol. If you do have it, no further setup is needed. If you don't, set up a NFS share this way:
    • Install Package-x-generic-16.pngnfs-utils.
    • Create a directory that will be shared: # mkdir /share
    • Let's say your (virtual) test machine is in the subnet. Put the following line into /etc/exports:
    • Restart the NFS service: # systemctl restart nfs-server.service
    • Copy the DVD.iso into /share directory. Make sure the file has world-readable file permissions.
    • The directory is now accessible over NFS via <your_IP>:/share
  2. Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except Live.iso).

How to test

  1. Before booting the installer, specify a target NFSISO repository by adding a following boot option:
    where <path> can refer to a directory containing a single .iso file or multiple .iso files, or to the .iso file directly.
    Make sure the .iso file architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
.ISO Detection
If no .iso is specified in <path>, Anaconda will try to find a .iso image in your NFS directory matching the same architecture of your installer media (via the .discinfo on the disc)
  1. Proceed with installation

Expected Results

  1. The installer auto-selects requested NFSISO repository as the installation source in its GUI
  2. The requested repository is used to download and install required packages. This can be checked by inspecting /tmp/packaging.log. Example output:
    14:44:07,093 INFO packaging: mounting on /mnt/install/source
    14:44:07,545 DEBUG packaging: adding yum repo anaconda with baseurl file:///mnt/install/source and mirrorlist None
    14:44:07,568 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo fedora
    14:44:07,569 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates-testing
    14:44:07,569 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates
  3. The installation completes and the new system initiates boot properly