Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27095
Installer crashed upon loading packages
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:24 EDT
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I use my Primary Slave to install Linux; on my first drive, I've got
Windows, so I would like to dual boot my system... I've already formatted
my second drive as a linux drive, and also have a swap partition...
The anaconda works perfect, until I get to the part where he says "Reading
package information"; a couple of seconds later, he gives me an error
message, and I have to abort the installation...
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installation program
2. Indicate my second harddrive (that already is formatted as a linux
partition, with partition magic 6) as the ROOT (/)
3. Reading package information, and BAMM, it crashes
Actual Results: I've had to restart my computer
Expected Results: I exspected that the thing works !
My system configuration:
AMD Duron 800@1000
192 MB RAM
2 harddisks; IBM and QUANTUM
IBM: C: ; D: ; E:
QUANTUM: Linux partition
Promise ATA100 drivers, but connected my drives to the regulary IDE
sockets to avoid any compatibility problems...
and last but not least; the error message:
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 "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 539, in
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 823c658>
I have seen the same exact problem of my system, after I downloaded RH7.0 from the FTP site, and attempted to load it via HD.
You are missing file(s) in the hard drive image you setup which are required.
I was able to correct this problem, simply by going into the RedHat\base directory(in my HD image), and removing all "indexhtml" entries from the
"comps" file(I believe there are three references). After performing this operation, the installation was successful. I then was able to map my windows
drives and install the indexhtml rpm manually(as it was ignored during the install process).
Note: When modifying the comps file, ensure that you do not use a windows editor that saves CRLF pairs for newlines(notepad), instead use a unix
compatible editor such as textpad to perform the changes.