1st, happy newyear!
ok here goes. I am trying to install RH7 on an IBM thinkpad 390, 32 Mb
RAM, 3Gb HD (of which 1,2 for a win98 partition), USB ZIPCD (iomega)
Parallel ZIP100 (iomega), PCMCIA Sitecom 10/100 Mbit FastEthernet card,
Neomagic 256AV sound/videocard.
I downloaded the RH7.0 iso from a mirror, burned it. inserted, rebooted.
the startupscreen asked me if I want to install in graphic/text/expert etc
mode. usually I choose text, but all of the modes show the same problem.
The kernel decompresses, nice and fast, detection of hardware goes
smoothly, untill this message pops up:
Running anaconda, this may take some time
file "usr/bin/anaconda", line 33
syslog = Syslogd (root, new Object
Syntax Error: invalid syntax
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
/mnt/source umount failed (16)
You may safely reboot.
Thinking maybe the image was corrupted in some way, I downloaded the image
from a different mirror. Also tried the image that said 'RH7respin'
(whatever that may be, is it an update?)
Same problem. I then pulled out the RedHat 6.2 Professional which I bought
sometime earlier, and inserted that.
The installer works fine, and RedHat 6.2 installs smoothly.
I could try the RH7upgrade ISO, but that doesn't solve the problem.
Unfortunately, I have no other systems available to try the installer on.
Thanks for taking the trouble to look into this,
Michiel van Mil
That line should read:
syslog = Syslogd (root, open (output, "w+"))
It looks like your files are corrupted.