Bug 250914 - installation of x86_64 fails
Summary: installation of x86_64 fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-05 06:39 UTC by Rudolf Usselmann
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:06:06 UTC
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Description Rudolf Usselmann 2007-08-05 06:39:59 UTC
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

How reproducible:
Try installing f7 x86_64

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose GUI OR text install
2. perform basic configuration
3. start installation 
Actual results:
Installation fails reporting that it can not open a package

Expected results:
compleation of installation

Additional info:
Hardware is a Dual Core Athlon CPU, 4G of memory, ASUS MB, Nvidia n70 serries
graphics card
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 ?

Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2007-08-05 07:46:45 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Rudolf Usselmann 2007-08-05 08:46:16 UTC
As requested here is the md5sum:

%md5sum F-7-x86_64-DVD.iso
dd60e7a7f7895cdb2432a4b82f7a5bb1  F-7-x86_64-DVD.iso

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
another system.

Comment 3 Rudolf Usselmann 2007-08-05 08:53:38 UTC
I also double checked that the sha1sum matches as to what is in the server:

%sha1sum F-7-x86_64-DVD.iso
7cdbd9e1bed9cc9ce2c7970abeaca4da08d2994a  F-7-x86_64-DVD.iso

Comment 4 Rudolf Usselmann 2007-08-07 04:45:09 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 13:52:37 UTC
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Comment 6 Andy Lindeberg 2008-06-03 21:01:39 UTC
Have you encountered the same problem in Fedora 9?

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 02:06:04 UTC
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Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
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