Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21788
Anaconda fail before reading packages during installation
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
I wish to report this error which i encountered during installing RedHat
Linux 7 (Guinness). It happened after while it setup was trying to read
the packages from hard disk (after setting passwords). The reported error
are as follows:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
line 33, in __call__
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 539, in getCompsList
self.comps = self.method.readComps(self.hdList)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 43,
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 459, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 428, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 101, in
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderList instance at 82ef428>
I was installing from hard disk. My configuration is as follows:
CPU: Intel Pentium 2 350Mhz
Primary Master: 14.2Gb
|-- windows ME (primary partition) - FAT32
|-- 2 logical drives in extended partition - FAT32
|-- windows 2000 prof. - NTFS
|-- linux mandrake 7.1 - Linux native + swap
Secondary Master: 6.4Gb
|-- Installation files for RH 7 (primary partition) - FAT16
* (max., i.e. 2047Mb)
|-- // This is where RH7 is supposed to be!
* Note that I could not create linux partitions on the secondary partition
when i had an extended FAT16 partition. I am puzzled by this actually.
I have also installed the anaconda update (update-disk-20001009.img) but
to no use. The problem persisted.
Please let me know if there is a solution to this problem. Thank you.
This is caused by a corrupt set of files in the install image on the hard disk.
Make sure you have used a binary safe method to download all the required files.