Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12194
Ananconda Error on install using latest image files
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
The RedHat 6.2 installation fails with an anaconda error using the latest
image files "boot-20000407.img" and "update-disk-20000419.img".
HP Kayak XU (pentium II 300mhz)
64 meg memory
Currently running RedHat v6.1(cartman)which is the sole operating system.
The system is configured with 7 partitions. RedHat v6.2 is located on
partion 7 and a local harddrive install method is being used.
Boot machine using boot-20000407.img
At boot prompt type "linux updates text"
Go through assorted screens choosing (in particular):
1) Local Harddrive install
2) Upgrade current version
Installer asks for "update-disk-20000419.img" and begins gathering
Anaconda errors out with:
line 299, in read_CompsFile
comp, add Package(packages)
line 46, in __getitem__
"dip" appears to be the dip application found in the RedHat v6.2
distribution /RedHat/base/comps file under "Dialup WorkStation". This is
according to virtual screen F3 (or was it F2?) that shows this file was
being processed at the time of the error. This file does have a reference
to the application "dip" in it.
hmmm ... I am unable to reproduce this trying to upgrade from a minimal 6.1
install (both w/dip added & without dip) using the updates disks listed above on
our closest test lab hardware (HP kayak XAs) ... do you have your old 6.1
package list ...?
Created attachment 438 [details]
rpm -qai run of RedHat v6.1 installed components. (updates applied)
In my previous message I've provided a gzip'd version of Install.list. This
file is the output of an "rpm -qai" command. It shows all installed
applications and their descriptions. The last time I updated v6.1
(with "updates") was on January 13, 2000.
Thanks for attaching your rpm list ... unfortunately I could not reproduce your
problem for the following steps using our generic test lab hardware:
1) a 6.1 install installing only the packages specified in your attachment above
(using a kicstart file with the package list)
2) copied the 6.2 tree image to a local partition
3) booted using boot-20000407.img using "linux text updates"
4) specified hard drive install, inserted updates disk (update-20000419.img)
5) selected "Upgrade" option, chose defaults
6) upgrade completed successfully
I would be interested to know if you could reproduce the above problem again on
your machine, or if it was a one-time spurious event ... also, maybe my steps
differed from what you did ... :)
Please reopen if you are still having this trouble, or if I misdiagnosed your
problem ... thanks for the report!