Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104401
Installer (anaconda) fails when searching for previous Redhat Installations
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
Attempting to upgrade a Redhat 8.0 installation to 9.0.
Installation fails when anaconda searches for previous installations. The same
failure occurs regardless of whether the GUI or Text interface is used and with
or without using 'boot: linux upgradeany'.
The file /etc/redhat-release has NOT been modified and contains:
Red Hat Linux release 8.0 (Psyche)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
installing from shrike-i386-disc1.iso
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place CD with image of shrike-i386-disc1.iso in boot drive and power up.
2. Proceed with installation in either graphical or text mode through language,
keyboard, and mouse selection.
3. Anaconda starts search for previous Red Hat installation and dies with an
error message. A dump file was captured to a floppy and a copy of that file is
attached to this report.
Actual Results: See above
Expected Results: See above
Created attachment 94487 [details]
Anaconda Failure dump file
There are several read errors from your error dump - I would recommend using the
mediacheck to inspect your install media.
Passed the media check on the first attempt to install.
I will make another disc copy and try again.
I have seen discs passed the mediacheck and still have failures in the middle of
an install. The mediacheck just catches the obviously bad CDs.
It doesn't look there's a problem with the media. I have two CD drives in the
/dev/scd0 which is a 'CyberDrv' CW088D CD-R/RW
/dev/hdc which is a Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-M1712
I used the first drive to burn the CDs and then used that same drive for the
installation/upgrade which gave me the problem. Note that mounting the CD had
no problems in addition to mdiacheck passing.
When I tried using the second drive (/dev/hdc) I had no problem with the
installation using the same media. and am now using 9.0
This is likely a real bug somewhere but since it is no longer an issue you may
want to close the bug.
Try the attachment to bug 102193.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 102193 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.