Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182708
Graphical install failed after root password and dump to floppy failed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 EST
Description of problem:
After entering the root password and then hitting next the install failed.
I tried the save to floppy option but it just waited. The first time I would
try to write to floppy I would get a warning about overwriting the floppy. After
that nothing happened. I could select any of the three buttons at that point,
but nothing further happened. I could switch a shell and do stuff there, but
there didn't seem to be a way to continue the install from there. If I tried to
continue without saving, the install would just abort.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I tried three or four times and had the same results each time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to go through DVD install with normal selections for a US location
2. I used a custom partition scheme using software raid 1 mirroring as I wanted
to keep an FC4 installation I already had. I am not using lvm.
Installation failed as described above.
I have two DVD drives, but I tried installing from both. I have a radeon 9200.
The systems has two athlon processors.
The dump info was too much to write down and type back in by hand. However I did
not the walkback information as I guessed that might be the most useful.
IOError [Errno 5] Input/output error
Without the dump, it's very hard to know exactly what happened. But this looks
like an error reading the CD. Did you run mediacheck?
No I did not. I just checked the DVD and it was bad. I will report back after
I burn another one and retest things. But I expect that was the problem.
The problem was indeed a bad DVD. The blank I was using was scratched. I used
another blank and the install went pretty much as expected.
It doesn't look like I can close this myself, but it should be closed as