Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11450
Installer crashes during install (all modes)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
Redhat 6.2 Installer crashes consistantly using a Pentium-90 Trident Video
Card, 40 Megs RAM, installed from CDROM (24x). Crashes during install in
Graphic, Text, and Expert modes as well.
Traceback (innermost, last)
File "usr/bin/anaconda", line 342 in inf.run (todo, test=test)
File "usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1165 in run rc=apply (step[i](),
File "usr/lib/anconda/text.py", line 702, in __call__ if todo.doInstall()
File "usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1280, in doInstall self.set
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 960, in set DefaultRunlevel
inittab.open(self.instPath + '/etc/inittab','r')
IOError [errno2] No such file or directory: 'mnt/sysimage/etc/inittab'
I have had Zero luck getting this installed, and Always with the same
error on different disks as well.
This is right at the "Post Install" screen.
IDE, not SCSI.
*** Bug 11449 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Tried this on a separate drive as well, a 540MB instead of the 1.4GB I was
originally trying. No go either. There is a NIC in the machine, but this has
been attempted both with it in and out.
Doesn't work for any type of install either Custom/Gnome/KDE/Server etc. All
produce the same message after copying packages under different graphic modes.
When rebooted, gives the "Missing operating System" error. Boot from floopy
works fine, can mount the partition, but when trying to install LILO no
lilo.conf file exists. Attempted to create one, but Lilo then will still not
install, can't remember that error though.
I believe this is a duplicate of bug# 10967
If you switch to the second VC using the key sequence ALT-CNTL-F2, and then
do the command
do you see the inittab file?
Also, it would be good to know if the 'setup' package is installed.
I have experienced a similar failure. I need to have a boot setup that allows
me to load RH6.2 from a server computer (using DHCP for dynamic assignment
initially) exposing /mnt/cdrom as an NFS directory using kickstart. I get as
far as getting a temp IP address, mounting the CD, and then anaconda barfs with:
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 342, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1165, in run
rc = apply(step(), step)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 584, in __call__
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 475, in getCompsList
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 491, in updateInstClassComps
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 172, in __getitem__
My packages section of my .ks file is
This happens on a:
MB = DFI K6BV3+
CPU = AMD K6 450
ETH0,1 = DLINK PCI
MEM = 32MB DIMM
HD = WD 4 GB
BIO = AWARD 4.51PG
MDM = USR COURIER VEVERYTHING
does a package group list of:
@ X Window System
@ GNOME Workstation
work any better for you ...?
unfortunately, I am unable to reproduce this behavior on any of our closest test
lab hardware (ie pentium 200 Mhz systems w/similar but not exact disks) ... :(
do you have the same problem when using any other video card w/that same machine