Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111831
Install fails after download stage2
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to upgrade a laptop from RH9 to Fedora using an FTP
install. I download stage2.img from the ftp site and then anaconda
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from bootdisk.img, choose ftp intall, and insert driver disk
2. enter ip and ftp information
3. watch stage2.img download
Actual Results: Crash with following message:
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
Running anaconda, the Fedora Core system installer - please wait...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 341, in ?
import signal, traceback, string, isys, iutil, time
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.ps", line 22, in ?
from rhpl.log import log
ImportError: No module named rhpl.log
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
Expected Results: Continue with install
I've also tried this with linux -noprobe. I have to pick the
appropriate driver for the ethernet (3c59x). Stage2.img downloads OK
then I get a message:
The following devices have been found on your system
3Com ... (3c59x)
with options "Done" and "Add Device". I've already added this device
and if I choose "Add Device", the 3c59x driver is gone. So I choose
"Done" and get the same error as above.
Created attachment 96450 [details]
/sbin/lspci -v for the machine in question
This sounds like bits got scrambled in transit -- is it reproducible?
If so, does memtest86 show any problems with your machine?
This is reproducible. No errors in memtest86. The same thing happens
booting off a CD. But only when downloading the image from
linux.stanford.edu. Using mirrors.kernel.org works just fine. I should
have tried another image.
Trying to install from iso images off the hard disk fails after
entering the location of the images. Don't know what that's about.
This suggests there's something wrong with the image at
This looks like it was a mirror problem and hasn't resurfaced with