Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38650
installer fails when reading basesystem package
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:44:02 EDT
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Installer fails in text mode install of custom or GNOME system on Dell 8100
system from CDROM.
All anaconda updates were applied.
Source CDROM was manufactured by RedHat.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from floppy (boot-20000407.img), boot: linux updates text
2. Insert updates floppy (update-disk-20000419.img)
3. Select custom system
4 Mount / on /dev/hda3 (24GB) Swap 512 MB
5. Accept defaults on config options
6. Installer fails reading package information for basesystem
Actual Results: Python crash dump
Traceback (Innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", Line 342 in ?
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py" Line 1165 in run
rc = apply(step(), step)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/packages.py", Line 11 in __call__
File "/tmp/updates/todo.py" Line 469 getCompsList
self.comps = self.method.readComps(self.hdList)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py" Line 8 in readComps
return ComponentSet(self.tree + '/RedHat/base/comps', hdlist)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py" line 326 in __init__
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py" line 299 in readCompsFIle
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py" line 46 in __getitem__
Expected Results: An installed and correctly functioning Linux
Does it fail at the same point every time?
Yes, it crashes at the same spot every time, i.e. same traceback messages.
These kind of problems are almost always a bad cd. Has this cd ever worked on
other machines before?
The source CDROM is a RedHat "factory" CD right out the RH 6.2 Deluxe box and
has been used on 2 eMachine 500's, however, this is the first time I've tried it
on a Dell Dimension 8100. I also downloaded the iso 2 nights ago and extracted
it to a FAT32 partition and tried installing from a hard drive partition. Same
problem, however, I'm not sure if it gave the same traceback. I burned the iso
onto a CD, and had the same problems. I tried a Penguin Power RedHat 6.2 CD I
had laying around with the same problem.
Hmm...I don't know what the problem is. I'm curious if you would see the same
error on Red Hat Linux 7.1. Do you have a way to download it?
I can try the 7.1 installation however, I would prefer to stay away from the 2.4
kernel until it's been "in the field" a little bit longer. As an addtional note,
I was able to do an FTP install of the basesystem RH 7.0.
I understand. Well, I don't really have an answer for you in regards to 6.2.
But at least 7.0 works for you, which makes me think that the problem is also
fixed in 7.1. I'm resolving the bug as "Current Release", meaning that the
problem has been fixed in newer releases. If and when you do try 7.1, please
reopen this bug if the problem reappears. Thanks for your report.