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
failure: repodata/repomd from anaconda: [Errno 256] No more
mirrors to try.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
May require ny hardware :-)
Alas, the "linux ide=nodma" workaround does *not* fix this.
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
So adding lots of [adding does not prevent it.
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.