Bug 13638 - Install from FTP via PCMCIA network card crashes
Summary: Install from FTP via PCMCIA network card crashes
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-07-10 11:24 UTC by Martin Pot
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-22 17:32:11 UTC
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Description Martin Pot 2000-07-10 11:24:08 UTC
When attempting to install RedHat 6.2 via FTP over a PCMCIA network card, 
the installation crashes.

I'm attempting to install it on a Dell Latitude XP 4100C (486DX4/100), 
with a 3COM 3C589D PCMCIA network card.
I've booted with the PCMCIA boot image (pcmcia-20000407.img), and am also 
using the Anaconda updates (update-disk-20000419.img).

I've setup a Serv-U FTP server on another PC, and have made the RedHat 6.2 
CD available to anonymous users.

When booting with the PCMCIA image, I specify a static IP address, and it 
successfully connects to my FTP server and downloads the first image off 
the CD (\RedHat\base\netstg2.img).

The install then crashes with the following message:

  error 2 reading header: Success
  cpio failed on (null): (internal)
  Traceback (innermost last):
    File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 31, in ?
      import gettext_rh
  ImportError: No module named gettext_rh
  install exited abnormally

Attempting an identical installation with RedHat 6.0 on the same PC worked 
fine, so it definitely appears to be a problem with the RedHat 6.2 

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-23 19:54:54 UTC
Does Red Hat Linux 7 fare any better?

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-22 17:32:08 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.

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