Bug 18641 - Installation Fails
Summary: Installation Fails
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18019
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: 2000-10-08 14:05 UTC by Karim
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-10-09 14:56:19 UTC

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Description Karim 2000-10-08 14:05:23 UTC
Hello Everybody

Does anybody out there know how to solve the Traceback Error. I am sure 
everybody is familiar with it, if that is not true check 17994 and 18163 
which I submitted, the former includes the text of the error. It occurs 
during the installation of Redhat at the "Reading Package Information"?

It is complaining about anaconda. I have tried everything possible to fix 
this problem. Including downloading all of the files from ftp.redhat.com 
instead of a different mirror ( I figured they are bound to have right 

I also don't know why installation runs in text mode even though I request 
graphical mode.

I am installing from the hard drive which is an 15 GB hardrive partitoned 
4 for Linux and 11 for FAT32.

Machine Specifications:
PIII 650E overclocked to 884.
Asus CUSL2 m/board with 815e intel chipset
Nvidia Geforce2 MX video card
SB Live! Value
Fujitsu 15GB HD

Please let me know what can I do to resolve this problem.

Thank you in advance

+This is what the installer had to say about the error:
+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 
+ 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 
+ 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 
+ 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 
+KeyError: indexhtml
+Local variables in innermost frame:
+self: <comps.HeaderList instance at 82c4048>
+item: indexhtml
+ToDo object:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-09 14:56:14 UTC
This is due to a corrupt downloaded image. Be sure to use the 'binary' ftp

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18019 ***

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