Bug 186655 - anaconda fails on one of three PCS - possible CD-ROM indigestion?
Summary: anaconda fails on one of three PCS - possible CD-ROM indigestion?
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 5
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-03-25 01:47 UTC by Eric Raymond
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-03-27 18:14:46 UTC
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Description Eric Raymond 2006-03-25 01:47:11 UTC
Description of problem:

On exactly one of the three i386 machines in my house, anaconda fails while 
preparing for installation.  Using a known-good set of FC5 intallation media, I
was able to install on a ThinkPad X60 laptop and a generic whitebox PC.  On the
*other* generic whitebox PC, a popup during preparation for installation
(just after the bootloader update question) said this:

     Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing 
     repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been
     correctly generated.
     failure: repodata/repomd from anaconda: [Errno 256] No more
     mirrors to try.

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How reproducible:

May require ny hardware :-)

Comment 1 Eric Raymond 2006-03-27 14:00:47 UTC
Alas, the "linux ide=nodma" workaround does *not* fix this.

Comment 2 Eric Raymond 2006-03-27 14:10:59 UTC
Nor is this a duplicate of bug 106685. I burned the disks with this command:

cdrecord -v speed=10 driveropts=burnfree dev=/dev/cdwriter -padsize=800 -dao
-eject $*

So adding lots of [adding does not prevent it.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-03-27 18:14:46 UTC
This is probably just your drive not liking the media.  Different drives have
different tolerances for burned media and this will often be tickled at install
time just due to how much of the CD that gets read.

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