Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18189
Anaconda install error (Still not fixed from version 6...)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
Probably the buggiest install script ever written. Rarely works correctly
since Redhat 6.
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
line 33, in __call__
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 539, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 43,
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 459, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 428, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 101, in
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderList instance at 828d180>
This is most likely because of an error in the fileutils RPM in the hard drive
Please check that the fileutils RPM is intact, and present.
If so, please run the md5sum command on the file and I will check it is ok.
Reopened reportedly 'resolved' bug18136 - with checksig & md5sum info for
I tried to install the RH7. I have RH6.2 and I attemtped it to RH7.
I boot from floppy and select the FTP upgrade. Then the anaconda wrote to
"...anaconda... terminated with signal 12.
The machine was a iPI200MMX/16MB EDO RAM.
I tried the installation on an "AMD K6-III/128MB SDRAM" from ATAPI CDROM. The
installation (upgrade) worked correctly.
This occurs when there is something corrupt about the downloaded hard drive
image. We've done numerous hard drive installs w/o seeing these issues.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18019 ***
From looking at usenet, I know that anaconda errors of this nature have been
widespread and frustrating to many people. If the root cause is simply a bad
image, though, then the fix is easy - just try downloading it again. That
worked for me, finally.