Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26925
RH7 installer fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:23 EDT
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RH7 installation on Athlon computer in text mode fails after copying the
packages, producing following dump.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1632, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1384, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1168, in
stdout = devnull)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 40, in
raise RuntimeError, command + " can not be run"
RuntimeError: /usr/bin/chfn can not be run
Local variables in innermost frame:
argv: ['/usr/bin/chfn', '-f', '', 'testuser']
When installing in graphics mode no messages are displayed, and
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run RH7 installer from CD distribution.
2.Select workstation or custom configurations.
How large did you make your partitions?
Swap partition was 128-256Mb on different installation attemps, the rest of
2.5Gb HD was used for single partition install. I also have a bunch of DOS
partitions on other drives, that weren't supposed to be touched by installer.
Btw, RH6.1 installed without problems with exactly the same config (partitions,
network, users and similar set of packages).
If you have a Linux machine which you can mount the CD from, try the command:
rpm -K --nogpg <cdrom mountpoint>/RedHat/RPMS/util-linux*
and let me know what that returns.
I think your CD is bad.
It does look like that package is corrupt. Thanks.
I have the exact same problem...
I use an Athlon 800 with 128 RAM, Workstation install (partitionless install on
Win98SE) crashes after copying the packages; partition was 2,4 gig large.
If you purchased a Red Hat box set you can get a replacement CD from customer