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The Red Hat installer asked that I report this:
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.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 1383, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 660, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1151, in
stdin = p, 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/passwd can not be run
Local variables in innermost frame:
argv: ['/usr/bin/passwd', '--stdin', 'root']
Steps to Reproduce:
I checked enable md5 passwords and shadow password. Initially, I thought
that my password was too long, but a shorter password did not fix the
problem. Pressing ctrl-alt f[1-5] during installation, I noticed that
there is an error during package installation which says "attempt to write
past end of device". I'm pretty sure I have enough space, I picked about
1gb to install, and I have 8gb of free space. I told fdisk to make 2
partitions, a 128 mb swap, and a 7900mb / . I looked at all of the other
Anaconda bugs and I looked on the Internet but didn't find a similar
problem. Feel free to email me to ask about any other configuration
It could be there was a read error during the install of the passwd binary rpm.
If you can mount the CD on another linux machine, and run the command
rpm -K --nogpg <path to passwd binary RPM)
it will tell us.
Its possible your CD is bad.
This wasn't a bug; it was a problem with the cd; I verified this by running
rpm -K --nogpg passwd....rpm as suggested by firstname.lastname@example.org . Linux reported
that it could not read this file from the cd. I tested other packages and it
could read some of them. Note: this was an iso which I wrote to cd myself.
Thanks for the help.