Bug 161247 - install exited abnormally
install exited abnormally
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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: 162659 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-06-21 14:28 EDT by David Sledge
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-06-24 15:32:13 EDT
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Description David Sledge 2005-06-21 14:28:00 EDT
Description of problem: Cannot install a fresh version FC4 with the graphical
install or the text install.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
Fails every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download and check the ISO's against Fedora's sha1 sums
2. Burn the ISO's to cds
3. Boot off the cds and let anaconda try to run
  
Actual results: 
Running anaconda, the Fedora Core system installer - please wait...
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 358, in ?
        from exception import handleException
    File "/usr/lib/anaconda/exception.py", line 24, in ?
        import rpm
    File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/rpm/__init__.py", line 7, in ?
        from _rpm import *
ImportError: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: cannot read file data: Is a directory
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
        /mnt/runtime done
        disabling /dev/loop0
        /proc/bus/usb done
        /proc done
        /dev/pts done
        /sys done
        /tmp/ramfs done
        /mnt/source done
        /selinux done
you may safely reboot your system


Expected results:
Installer should run.

Additional info:
I have checked the sha1sum with the sums on the Fedora website and all ISO sums
checkout ok. I have also burned the cds using "cdwriter", "xcdroast" and
"cdrecord". When running the mediacheck they all fail. I have also downloaded
the ISO's with a different computer that is currently running FC3. I then burned
them and tried to install them on that second computer and had the same problem.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-06-21 17:12:03 EDT
Please attach your /tmp/anacdump.txt file to this report.
Comment 2 David Sledge 2005-06-21 17:42:48 EDT
I can't seem to catch it. As soon as the error happens everything unmounts and
the  terminal on tty2 locks. Is there any other way to get to this file?
Comment 3 David Sledge 2005-06-22 14:00:35 EDT
I have found that using cdrecord with the following options has created working
cd images "cdrecord dev=/dev/hdd -dao -eject speed=52 driveropts=noburnfree
FC4-i386-disc1.iso".
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2005-06-24 15:32:13 EDT
Closing based on previous comment.  Perhaps we need to add this sort of
information to the documentation for future reference.
Comment 5 Alan Cox 2005-07-11 05:48:53 EDT
*** Bug 162659 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Davide Rossetti 2005-07-11 06:19:49 EDT
why is  Bug 162659 considered similar to this one ??? they seem quite different
beasts ...
Comment 7 Fabian Rahm 2005-09-12 12:39:45 EDT
I am having the same issues as the original submitter (sha1 OK, media check
fails). I burned it with CD Burner XP Pro on Windows XP. What can cause the
burning program to cripple my installation disks for no obvious reason? 

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