Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 33168
Installer crashes running Anaconda, even with update image
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:22 EDT
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When installing Red Hat 7.0 the program crashes, while running Anaconda. I
had a similar problem, a known bug, and I downloaded the update image, and
used it. That bug disappeared, but then is this other.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Booted installer from floppy. In propmt, entered : "linux updates"
2.After selecting language, keyboard, etc. and installing media (cd-rom or
hard drive), the program asks for the update disk. I inserted the disk.
3. When reading the update image, the program crashes.
Actual Results: Running Anaconda... etc.
Traceback (innermost last):
file "usr/bin/anaconda.real" , line 206, in ?
from todo import ToDo
file "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 27, in ?
file "/tmp/updates/fstab.py", line 427
Syntax Error : invalid syntax.
install exited abnormally
Sending kill signal....
etc., the system goes down.
Expected Results: I expected Red Hat would have been installed!
My machine is a P-II 400mhz, 8.1 GB primary hd - 540 MB secondary hd, 64 MB
RAM. The primary hard disk is partitioned in one Windows 95 fat, one Linux
native and one Linux swap partition, from a previous Linux install (no Red
It is very likely the floppy you used is corrupt. I would recommend downloading
the update again and trying a different floppy.
Yes, it passed through, it was a corrupt disk. But now I am getting the same bug
I am trying to fix with the update! The error messages is as it follows:
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 run
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/textw/packages_text.py", line
33, in __call__
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 539, in getCompsList
self.comps = self.method.readComps(self.hdList)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 43, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 459, in __init__
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 8332210>
So, almost the exact bug. What can be going on?
This bug has occurred in my experience when something about the hard drive
install image is corrupt, in this case it looks like the perl RPM is corrupt or
missing. This can happen when downloaded the files.
I would recommend trying to use a different server and grabbing the perl RPM and
replacing your current one.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18019 ***