Bug 110715 - Upgrade fails: error transferring install image
Summary: Upgrade fails: error transferring install image
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-24 01:06 UTC by Charlie Brady
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 15:44:27 UTC

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Description Charlie Brady 2003-11-24 01:06:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
When attempting to upgrade fedora 0.95 to FC 1, the installer bails

 An error occurred transferring the install image to your hard drive.
 You are probably out of disk space.

I have 18G free, so I'm not out of disk space.

The last message on VT1 is:

Error loading new keyboard definition

There is no shell running on VT2.

Last message on VT3 is:

moving(1) to step preinstallconfig

Last message on VT4 is:

<6>Adding swap: 1044216K swap-space

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Stick CD1 in and try to upgrade my system :-) 

Additional info:

I verified all 3 CDRs, so it's not a media problem. I don't know where
to look - any suggestions?

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-24 22:12:23 UTC
Does booting with 'linux allowcddma' help? 

Comment 2 Charlie Brady 2003-11-25 23:41:00 UTC
> Does booting with 'linux allowcddma' help?

Yes ... and no.

One system upgraded fine with the additional option. Another (actually
the same system, with a different hard drive) still reported an error
in transferring the install image. On that system, VT2 showed:

-/bin/sh: relocation error: -/bin/sh: symbol, version GLIBC_2.0 not
defined in file libc.so.6 with link time reference

I tried that one again without "allowcddma" and it showed the same
error message on VT2 (instead of shell prompt), so I assume that is
another problem.

Comment 3 Matteo Bertamini 2003-11-30 01:45:27 UTC
I try to install Fedora Core 1 without upgrading my system and I have 
the same problem while anaconda trasfering the install image :-(.
How I can do to step this problem? :\

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2004-05-12 01:31:53 UTC
"linux allowcddma" worked for me. What's the cause?

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 15:44:27 UTC
This was caused by a kernel bug in the Fedora Core 1 kernel that is no
longer an issue in newer releases with the 2.6 kernel.

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