Bug 19670 - problem installing redhat 7.0 with all packages
problem installing redhat 7.0 with all packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-24 03:27 EDT by hsauer
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-30 16:14:18 EST
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Description hsauer 2000-10-24 03:27:31 EDT
When I try to install RedHat 7.0 with all packages via the Everything
when selecting packages for a user choice installation I get the following
errors after the
partitions are formatted and the installation image is copied to the

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438 in ?
    intf.run (todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
    rc = apply(step[1](), step[2])
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py, line 507, in
    if todo.doInstall():
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1480, in
    if self.method.systemMounted (self.fstab, self.instPath,
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py, line 63, in
   isys.lochangefd('/tmo/loop", self.loopbackFile)
  File "isys.py", line 55, in lochangefd _isys.lochangefd(loop, targ)
System Error: (22, 'Das Argument ist ungueltig')

I don't get these errors when I choose the Workstation installation.
I'm using a bootdisk from <http://sweb.uky.edu/~mabran3/linux/misc/> to
install the system on my harddrive connected to Promise ATA 100 Controller
on my Asus A7V mainboard.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-30 16:14:15 EST
This appears to be a problem with the boot disk you are using and the loopback
filesystem we use to allow multi-CD installs.

When you do a workstation install only the first CD is used, and the loopback
filesystem is not a factor.

One a Everything install, the loopback filesystem mechanism is used.

The workaround is to just do Custom install, then pick all the components EXCEPT

That will get most of the packages installed, then you can use gnorpm or the rpm
command line to install anything else.

Since this occurs with your custom bootdisk there really is no way to duplicate
the problem here.

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