Description of problem:
After going through all the configuration screens, installation fails.
First I get the window stating "Starting install process. This will take several
minutes". Than I get a window saying "The file xxxx.rpm can not be opened. This
is due to a corruped package or missing file .... bla bla bla [REBOOT] [RETRY]".
Note that "xxxx.rpm" changes every attempt. I verified the media, and also
double checked that the package that is reported as "can not be opened" is
actually there and can be opened on another system.
After starting the installation, and getting the above error, I see the
following after I hit CTRL-ALT-F3:
12:47:35 WARNING Try 1/10 for file:///mnt/source/Fedora/<some_package>.rpm
this is repeated until Try 10/10, and than it says:
12:47:35 WARNING Failed to get file:///mnt/source/Fedora/<some_package>.rpm
from mirror 1/1
Than I go in to sh (CRL-ALT-F2).
I do a "df" and I do not see the DVD mounted
I tried to manually mount the cdrom (scd0) and can see that all the files are
there, but hitting [RETRY] does not appear to help. Doing a 'ps', I see that
anaconda is started with "-m cdrom://scd0:/mnt/source". It seems to me it should
be "/dev/scd0" ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F7 x64_86 DVD ISO image as of 7/31/2007
Try installing f7 x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose GUI OR text install
2. perform basic configuration
3. start installation
Installation fails reporting that it can not open a package
compleation of installation
Hardware is a Dual Core Athlon CPU, 4G of memory, ASUS MB, Nvidia n70 serries
I tried with the built in SATA DVD and also a IDE (PATA) DVD reader.
Double and tripple checked the media (was burned on the same DVD writer).
Problem occures in both GUI and text mode instalation
I tried maxcpu=1, just because I saw that being mentioned in some other threads ...
Doing a CTRL-ALT-F1, I see several:
(anaconda:760): HtmlUtil-CRITICAL **: html_stream_cancel: assertion
`stream->cancel_func != NULL' failed
These are BEFORE I click "Next" button to start the install process
Id there a way to spcify the cdrom at boot time ?
FYI I just installed x86_64 F7 release today, although not from DVD (from a
install tree that I copied from DVD and burned boot.iso instead and did a HTTP
install). No errors were encountered during this. I'll attempt a VMWare
install from iso tommorow, but I'm inclined to believe that it will work - the
fact that an HTTP install using a tree created using that media seems to prove it.
Let us know the md5sum of your media (the original iso file), please.
As requested here is the md5sum:
I do believe the media is good. The "Media Check" does pass as well. And as I
said the packages that "appear to be missing" are there and can be opened on
I also double checked that the sha1sum matches as to what is in the server:
I have been comparing how anaconda runs with the 32 bit and
64 bit releases. Apparently the cdrom argument I was questioning
above is ok. It looks like the 32 bit install works the same
I have been monitoring the mounted devices through each step
of the installation. It looks like /tmp/cdrom is properly mounted
on /mnt/source all the way until it starts the actual install.
Basically the last time I have to click a button, when it gives
you the window saying "Starting installation process the the last
time I see /tmp/cdrom being mounted. After that, it magically
disappears, but instead I see /mnt/sysimage being mounted.
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