Bug 10189 - can't install following RHEA-1999:045
Summary: can't install following RHEA-1999:045
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-03-15 19:45 UTC by Dave Kristol
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-08-17 22:05:05 UTC

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Description Dave Kristol 2000-03-15 19:45:31 UTC
I still have problems upgrading a RH 6.1 system from a RH 5.2 system
(i386).  I followed the errata instructions as follows:

1) Booted off floppy (boot-RHEA-1999:044).
2) Entered "linux update" at boot: prompt.
3) Selected CD-ROM and popped RH 6.1 CD-ROM in drive.  (Note:  If the
CD-ROM is already in the drive at (2), I get the GUI installer, and I get
the same failure as usual:  when I select Upgrade, I get a popup that says:
"Error mounting ext2 filesystem on hda1: Invalid argument".  When I click
OK, I get a pop that says "Searching for Red Hat Linux Installations", then
no further visible activity.  If I hit Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, I see python
errors on the screen which quickly scroll away.)
4) Put updates-RHEA-1999:045 floppy in drive when prompted and hit Enter.
5) X server died with the following on the screen:

error opening security policy file
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 224, in ?
    extraModules = extraModules)
  File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 462, in __init__
AttributeError: SetClass

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 232, in ?
AttributeError: __del__
install exited abnormally

FWIW, my disk has partitions hda1 hda2 <hda5 hda6 hda7>.  WinNT is on hda1,
hda2, Linux is on hda[5-7].

Dave Kristol

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-12 18:25:07 UTC
Does this work better with the 6.2 release?

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