Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 420341
Installer fails immediately after skipping cd check.
Last modified: 2011-06-29 10:32:21 EDT
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
SystemError: (2, 'No such file or directory')
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
I get the same error when choosing text install (sans the x server stuff, of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Installer runs fine on an HP Proliant DL380
RHEL 5.0 64bit installs without a hitch on the exact same configuration.
Same issue here, worked around by disabling the tape drive.
For me, installer continues to fail even after removing tape drives.
This will be fixed in the next major release of anaconda in RHEL.