Bug 18020 - Installation fails
Summary: Installation fails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-01 13:28 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-10-03 10:08:46 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
The error-file produced during installation. (720 bytes, text/plain)
2000-10-01 13:29 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2000-10-01 13:28:41 UTC
Installation on PII-400 with 2 disk drives, one used for windows, SCSI-card with som cd and scanner.

I dowloaded the iso-version of redhat 7. burned om cd. Created a boot disk from the cd.
Copied the /RedHat/* stuff onto the windows disk drive. (due to other errors, see 17840)
And started to install using the boot disk.
I've tried both, giving and not giving the win-disk a mount point and both custom install and workstation install.

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 438, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in run
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/textw/packages_text.py", line 33, in __call__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 539, in getCompsList
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 43, in readComps
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 459, in __init__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 360, in readCompsFile
TypeError: comp file version 3 or 4 expected
Local variables in innermost frame:
arch2: i686

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2000-10-01 13:29:35 UTC
Created attachment 3581 [details]
The error-file produced during installation.

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2000-10-01 22:00:43 UTC
This looks like an incorrect ISO but Im not 100% sure

Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2000-10-02 21:55:51 UTC
Did you edit RedHat/base/comps?  The beginning should be like:


1 Base {
[ ...]

The installer might crash with, for example, with DOS carriage return/line feed characters.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-02 22:21:30 UTC
I agree - please make sure that the comps file was not changed when you copied

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2000-10-03 10:08:44 UTC
I downloaded the iso using ftp from www.sunet.se (using Linux) and burned it directly. I haven't edit it at all.
It worked when I installed from the same cds on another machine. (from an IDE-cdromreader, no SCSI-card, and different graphics card etc)

> Did you edit RedHat/base/comps?  The beginning should be like:
no, and the beginning av that file on the cd looks like that...

Btw is there a md5sum from windows? (im stuck in that os right now)

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2000-10-03 10:13:12 UTC
Ah... the Base/Comps was chaged during the copy.... then that is the problem.

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