Bug 209212 - "Unable to read package metadata" during initial install of RH5 -Beta-Refresh
"Unable to read package metadata" during initial install of RH5 -Beta-Refresh
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
5.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-10-03 17:21 EDT by Michael DeGon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-04 11:45:19 EDT
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Description Michael DeGon 2006-10-03 17:21:40 EDT
Description of problem:
I have tested the installation for 32-bit and EM64T and both failed right after
the page where I was asked to input password for root.  An error message would
pop up to ask user to abort.  The full message is as followed:

Unable to read package metadata.  This may be due to a missing repodata
directory.  Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated. 
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: 
Anaconda-desktop-200609271715.x86_64


I tested on DG965MQ and DQ965CO.  I tried all this hard driver combination on
DG965MQ: Native <RAID>, Native <IDE>, Native <AHCI> (with and without
pci=nommconf). 

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How reproducible:
Install RH5-BETA-Refreshen on DG965MQ and DQ965CO

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start Install from CDROM
2.Error will happen during stage2, while confirming root password.
3.
  
Actual results:
Error seen:

Unable to read package metadata.  This may be due to a missing repodata
directory.  Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated. 
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: 
Anaconda-desktop-200609271715.x86_64

Expected results:

A seemless install with no errors. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael DeGon 2006-10-03 17:25:06 EDT
Just checked on 945GTPLR using 32-bit CD.  I got same issue as the 965 series
machines.
Comment 2 Michael DeGon 2006-10-03 17:31:00 EDT
The name of the distro version is RH5-Beta-Refresh, not "Refreshen", sorry , my
bad! :o}
Comment 3 German Monroy 2006-10-03 18:52:18 EDT
The CD we are using is
 RHEL5-Client-20060927.0-i386-disc1-ftp.iso
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-10-04 11:45:19 EDT
Don't use a 'D' in your regkey

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