Fedora 8 x86_64: "You have specified an install method which isn't supported by anaconda"

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Fri Nov 9 09:40:30 UTC 2007

I'm trying to upgrade my 64 bit F7 install on a Core 2 Duo notebook.

>From power-up I put the F8 x86_64 DVD in the drive, the bootloader appears 
and I select "Install or upgrade an existing system".  The kernel boots, 
asks me if I want to verify the installation media.  After that, X starts 
up and I immediately get a box pop up which says "You have specified an 
install method which isn't supported by anaconda".

Pressing the Ok button just results in the system shutting down.

I am now upgrading from text mode, which seems to be working.  A quick 
scan of the mailing list seems to suggest no one else has seen this 
problem, but I can't think why it would just affect me since the error 
message appears as soon as anaconda starts, before it asks for the user 
to make any choices.

  - Steve
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