Bug 420341 - Installer fails immediately after skipping cd check.
Installer fails immediately after skipping cd check.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2007-12-11 14:05 EST by Jacob Certain
Modified: 2011-06-29 10:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-21 13:19:34 EDT
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Description Jacob Certain 2007-12-11 14:05:57 EST
Description of problem:
Installer fails immediately after skipping cd check. Error is:

Running anaconda, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server system installer - please
Probing for video card: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL
Attempting to start native X server
Waiting for X server to start...log located in /tmp/ramfs/X.log
1...2...3...4...5... X server started successfully.
Starting graphical installation...
Traceback (most recent call last):
     File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 900, in ?
     File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 264, in makeDriveDeviceNodes
          isys.makeDevInode(device, "/dev/%s" % (device,))
     File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 422, in makeDevInode
          _isys.mkdevinode(name, fn)
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
          /mnt/runtime done
          disabling /dev/loop0
          /proc/bus/usb done
          /proc done
          /devpts done
          /sys done
          /tmp/ramfs done
          /mnt/source done
          /selinux done
you may safely reboot your system

I get the same error when choosing text install (sans the x server stuff, of

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How reproducible:

Every time on this machine (HP Proliant ML350). Install has worked fine on other
servers, including an HP Proliant DL380.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from RHEL 5.1 disc (64 or 32 -bit). Disc known to work on other
computers, before and after this attempt, passes checksums.
2. Skip cd check.
3. Error.
Actual results:

Installer fails.

Expected results:

Installer installs.

Additional info:

Installer runs fine on an HP Proliant DL380
Comment 1 Jacob Certain 2007-12-20 14:33:21 EST
RHEL 5.0 64bit installs without a hitch on the exact same configuration.
Comment 2 rl03 2007-12-23 11:47:56 EST
Same issue here, worked around by disabling the tape drive.
Comment 3 Jacob Certain 2007-12-27 13:06:09 EST
For me, installer continues to fail even after removing tape drives.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2008-06-21 13:19:34 EDT
This will be fixed in the next major release of anaconda in RHEL.

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