Bug 175437 - Installer crash --- cpio : Bad Magic
Installer crash --- cpio : Bad Magic
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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Reported: 2005-12-10 10:26 EST by optry
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-19 13:17:07 EST
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Description optry 2005-12-10 10:26:25 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
Anaconda crash when am trying to install FC4 over a previous FC3 installation.
I have the same error if am trying to re-install FC3 over FC3 (reinstallation CD are the same than previous installation one).

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from CD
2.press enter to install in graphical mode
3.go through media check
  

Actual Results:  I have the following message :
*error 2 reading header cpio : Bad Magic
*exec of anaconda failed errorinstall exited abnormally


Expected Results:  Should have installer launched

Additional info:

CD have been downloaded from ftp, they pass the media check and their 'sha1sum' is ok. 
Seem to be a duplicate of bug 116984 (closed but not resolved..?)
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-12 11:33:02 EST
Getting bad magic usually implies that there is a bad CD.  Do the CDs pass
mediacheck on the machine you're installing on?  b
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2005-12-12 11:37:03 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> Getting bad magic usually implies that there is a bad CD.  Do the CDs pass
> mediacheck on the machine you're installing on?  

Thats step 3 above ;-)

Comment 3 optry 2005-12-13 06:48:49 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > Getting bad magic usually implies that there is a bad CD.  Do the CDs pass
> > mediacheck on the machine you're installing on?  
> Thats step 3 above ;-)

As he said they pass the check :-)
Comment 4 optry 2005-12-17 09:07:12 EST
I tried with a new set of CDs and it worked correctly... So i suppose the 
mediacheck has missed something...

Thanks anyway
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-19 13:17:07 EST
Yes, unfortunately, mediacheck can't check every way in which CDs will fail :(

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