I am an experienced sysadmin for windows , linux and unix.
I have downloaded the latest version of Oracle Lunix 6.3 x86_32bit and put it on my Windows7 PXE install server ready to use.
The ISO Disk contains symlinks for the repodata and a few other areas.
Symlinks dont get unpacked correctly from windows to the directory which results in an error when installing.
As I also have oracle Virtual BOX and the tar command has an option to follow symlinks, I am attempting to create a media directory with no symlinks, this workaround is of course not an ideal as the media isnt a direct splash copy of the original, so updating the DVD image is a pain.
I of course could have media served up from the VB linux machine via a HTTP, but that is getting around the issue.
Anyone else found this problem with the media? Does a symlink-free version of media exist?
windows SYMLINK command to add the links that go missing.
MKLINK [[D] | [H] | [J]] Link Target
/D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file
/H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
/J Creates a Directory Junction.
Link specifies the new symbolic link name.
Target specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link