Bug 21332 - installer crashes on reading packages and loses track of USB floppy
installer crashes on reading packages and loses track of USB floppy
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18019
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: 2000-11-25 17:12 EST by James Scanlan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-29 14:46:48 EST
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Description James Scanlan 2000-11-25 17:12:56 EST
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):
 File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real",
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
KeyError: qt1x
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-29 14:46:44 EST
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 ***

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