Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116984
cpio: Bad Magic - during install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
I am running fedora core 1 for i686 on my AMD64 3000+. I received CDs of Fedora Core AMD64 Test 1 from linuxinstall.org. Upon starting graphical installation (and after the media check which the CD passes) the system hangs for a minute and then says:
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
in the middle of the blue screen. Then it goes ahead and says it's loading anaconda. Then I get:
exec of anaconda failed: Exec format errorinstall exited abnormally
Yes it prints out 'errorinstall' all as one word like that. Then it prepares my machine for reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put CD in drive
2. Reboot / boot from CD
3. press <enter> for graphical install
4. continue past media check
Actual Results: I received the errors described above.
Expected Results: Anaconda should have run.
Did the CDs pass the mediacheck?
I get the same error with the i386 version of the FC2 release. And
yes, the CD passes a mediacheck in the same CD drive.
I get this error as well and i am trying to install FC2 i386. and the
cd did pass the check!
and by the way..i use a ricoh cd-rw drive for installation because the
cd drive cannot deal with the cd during start up an will not react
The problem popped up again this time with FC3. The same message about "cpio:
Bad magic" but this time the installation got a little bit further. When the
installer got to looking for old installations to upgrade it didn't find my FC2
installation but just prompted me for the various install alternatives. Does
this sound like the same issue or should I file a new one? Otherwise, could
someone please reopen this bug?
(In reply to comment #2)
> I get the same error with the i386 version of the FC2 release. And
> yes, the CD passes a mediacheck in the same CD drive.
I also have the same error while doing the i386 installation of FC4. CD passes
the test. Also the ISO from which the CD was made passed the sha1sum test.