|Summary:||Install program (python/anaconda) from HD crashes when scanning packages|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||diego.santacruz|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||andrew, diego.santacruz, ed_hume, johna, jun.yang, namonai, srevivo|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-10-21 17:38:03 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description diego.santacruz 1999-10-12 09:05:31 UTC
I downloaded the ISO image and burned a CD-ROM, after giving up with CD-ROM install (see bug #5873) I copied the files to a HD (VFAT, FAT16 partition) and installed from there. Everything went fine until it starts scanning the packages on the HD. The python/anaconda install program crashes with the following message: File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 225, in ? intf.run(todo, test = test) File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/te xt.py", line 1000, in run rc = apply (step(), step) File "/mnt/redhat/comps/install/6.1/i386/ misc/src/trees/hdimage/user/lib/pytho n1.5/site-packages/textw/packages.py ", line 10, in __call__ File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/to do.py", line 90, in getHeaderList self.hdList = self.method.readHeaders() File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/ha rddrive.py", line 46, in readHeaders return HeaderList(hl) File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/co mps.py", line 50, in __init__ name = h[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME] TypeError: unscriptable object The I have the option to debug or "OK", Hitting "OK" halts (i.e. shutdown procedure) the machine. Probably the same as bug #5551.
Comment 1 jun.yang 1999-10-14 00:02:59 UTC
I have encountered exactly the same problem. In the Python debugger, I printed out h=NONE; rpm.RPMTAG_NAME=1000; h=netscape-comm; h=netscape-communicator; etc. It failed on a FAT FS on a SCSI drive and a ext2fs on an EIDE driver. Hope this helps.
Comment 2 Anonymous 1999-10-14 04:59:59 UTC
Ive Been getting the exact same error on a new install. Ive got the entire 6.1 dist on a ext2 hard disk. Ive tried many different install options and hd locations. Currently, the drive is /dev/hdc1 I think this is the same as bug number 5749
Comment 3 Craig Kelley 1999-10-16 01:49:59 UTC
I have noticed the same behavior: Boot with bootnet, and when you get to the partitioning type, select fdisk and then continue (without editing any drives). The error messages will be there. ------- Additional Comments From 10/20/99 19:59 ------- I have the exact same problem when installing from a CD-ROM. The ISO was downloaded from ftp.redhat.com and it was burned. When upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 the installer crashes and creates the same messsage as seen above. Celerom 366, 64mb ram, 1G HD, Abit BM6 MB, I doubt it's a system problem as i was running 6.0 with a uptime of over 30 days before attempting this upgrade. I do not have any wierd partitions on my drive either. NO Fat16, Fat32, NTFS or anything else like that. Just a Swap partition and my linux partition. All 3 install options do not work, whether text, graphical or expert,
Comment 4 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 17:38:59 UTC
Please refer to bug #5555, and #5768, as there are problems which we know are out there. If neither of these bugs covers the problem which you are seeing, then please reopen this bug with more details about the specific failure that you are seeing as well as fstab and fdisk dumps.