Bug 19254 - Error: cpio failed on anaconda/textw/packages_text.pyc
Error: cpio failed on anaconda/textw/packages_text.pyc
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-17 10:30 EDT by Richard Tango-Lowy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-04 10:45:41 EST
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Description Richard Tango-Lowy 2000-10-17 10:30:44 EDT
When attempting to install RedHat Linux 7.0 on and HP Netserver LM I
receive the following error:

cpio failed on anaconda/textw/packages_text.pyc: No such file or directory
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
cpio failed on (null):  (internal)
install exited abnormally -- recieved signal 11

The install than shuts down elegantly.

I am using the the released bootnet image with update-disk-20001009.img.
This is a network install. The machine was previously running RedHat Linux
5.2, but I chose to reinstall rather than upgrade.
Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-10-17 18:36:29 EDT
is your install source downloaded ...? network based?  cdrom? did you download
the install source file by file, or did you download the ISOs that make up the
image ...?  can you verify your downloaded ISOs/files ...?

A lot of errors of this type (bad cpio magic or other packaging error) occur
with incomplete or corrupted downloads ...
Comment 2 richard_tango-lowy 2000-10-18 09:38:06 EDT
The install source is a downloaded ISO image. I've successfully installed two
other machines from this image (a couple of HP Kayaks), but that doesn't
necessarily mean there is no corruption somewhere.

Is there a way to verify an ISO image? Or is there a way to identify which
packages or files might be bad, so I can verify them?
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-14 15:39:46 EST
If you are using Linux, you can use the 'md5sum' command to compute a checksum
on the ISOs you downloaded. The actual checksums should be available in a README
style document on the site you downloaded them from.

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