Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21332
installer crashes on reading packages and loses track of USB floppy
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:02 EDT
Install RH 7.0 failed on Sony Vaio PCG-Z505SX. Install was attempted by
downloading RPMS and base directories and using a boot floppy. Floppy is
This laptop has a memory stick which is viewed as a hard disk. The
installer complained that partition table was not readable (I have no
memory sticks), but proceeded after "skip drive" was selected.
Partition was edited with disk druid to:
4.5M win95 fat32 (NOT mounted)
132M linux swap
1.262M linux native (mounted /)
Note: The installer crashes before actually writing this to disk, during
"reading package information"
I cannot save the exception to disk, since the installer seems to lose
track of the USB floppy. Thus, trying the 'linux updates' disk did not work
Here is the output:
Traceback (innermost last):
line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py",line1030, in run
line 33, in __call__
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py",line 539, in
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py",line 43, in
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py",line 459, in
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py",line 428, in
"/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py",line 101, in
The USB floppy is not supported in 7.0.
The other error is due to something being corrupt in the install tree you
created for the hard drive install. Be sure you have all the required files and
have downloaded them with a binary safe method.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18019 ***