Bug 37282 - Install bails before formatting disks (while reading packages)
Install bails before formatting disks (while reading packages)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 18469
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-04-23 19:53 EDT by Michael Barnes
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-24 10:42:52 EDT
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Description Michael Barnes 2001-04-23 19:53:41 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0b; Windows NT 5.0)

Both upgrade and regular install (workstation) do this when using FTP 
install. This is the dump from the isntall:
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 520, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/textw/packages_text.py", 
line 33, in __call__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 769, in 
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/urlinstall.py", line 27, 
in readComps
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 542, in 
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 423, in 
TypeError: comp file version 3 or 4 expected

Local variables in innermost frame:

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start FTP install with boot disk
2.get to the point of manually partioning or letting install partiotion
3.Wait for failure

Actual Results:  failure

Expected Results:  7.1 install

Duron 800
196 PC100 RAM
Two NICS (3c59x, tulip (<--LNE100 Linksys)
Intio SCSI controller INI91xx/uw
3DFX Banshee
Connected to the FTP host via a Netgear FE108. FTP host is Win2000, 
Notes during failure were to report this.
Comment 1 Michael Barnes 2001-04-23 19:55:49 EDT
I can still boot the old 7.0 install onthe same machine, so partition tables 
are not touched nor are disks formatted.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-04-24 10:42:47 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18469 ***
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-04-24 10:43:28 EDT
I would try to redownload and burn a new cd.  I think that your install image is

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