Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190305
Installation Disc 1 iso is corrupt
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
Description of problem:
I've downloaded the disc 1 installation iso from several mirrors (one from NCSA,
one from in .no, one from somewhere else, etc.) and it's corrupt from each one.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5 release 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. download FC-5-i386-disc1.iso from a mirror
2. run md5sum on the image
Here's the md5sum of the iso I download:
This is what it's supposed to be:
Installation proceeds through root password setting then this error message is
Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to missing repodata directory.
Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated.
failure: repodata/primary.xml.gz from anaconda:
[Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Going to the shell (Ctl-Alt-F2) I can verify that
/mnt/source/repodata/primary.xml.gz exists (not sure if that helps in this case,
OK, I realized that I ran the wrong checksum. Here's the sha1sum output:
So, that looks fine but still the installation fails giving the error message,
OK, I've got it installing now, but I had to select an ftp site to make it work.
I booted with 'linux otheroptions' (or whatever) selected 'ftp' then gave it a
valid ftp server and path and then it said "detected local installation method"
and it started installing....
Does your CD pass mediacheck (http://rhlinux.redhat.com/anaconda/mediacheck.html)?
I will check when I get home, but note my additions, above.
Indeed it does fail the mediacheck.