Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454317
live CD install stalls & fails
Last modified: 2008-09-30 13:32:57 EDT
Description of problem: Live CD install to hard drive; stalls and times out.
Progress bar indicates 2/3 way through copying image.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 9 live
install CD (burned from downloaded .iso).
How reproducible: repeated three times with same visible results.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from live CD
2. follow Install to Hard Drive dots
Actual results: stall, timeout
Expected results: installation
Additional info: Hardware is aging Dell Optiplex GX270 with 80G hard drive.
This model has a CD and a DVD drive. Since the DVD installation failed, I was
trying the live-CD installation route.
Machine was previously running Fedora 7 which installed from CD/DVD properly
(with some coaxing since it doesn't boot from DVD).
Created attachment 311194 [details]
attachment is the installerror file created by anaconda
We don't support upgrading directly from F7 to F9. Can you try installing F8 and
then F9, and see if that works?
This was a slick install, not an upgrade. Fedora 9 live CD does not support
upgrade from anything. The installation blows away all partitions and starts over.
Quoting from the log you've attached:
"OSError: [Errno 5] Input/output error"
Which matches with my suspicion after reading your description, most likely
either you have a bad drive or the disc is bad. Did you boot the CD from the DVD
drive or from the CD-drive? as your DVD install also failed, maybe your DVD
driver is bad.
Some steps you can take:
-the live CD boot menu also has a verify CD boot option try that
-try installing again, when it fails, open a console / terminal and type dmesg,
you will probably see lots of io errors being reported by the kernel, if this
is the case it definitely is a bad drive or disc.