Bug 454317 - live CD install stalls & fails
live CD install stalls & fails
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Reported: 2008-07-07 13:03 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-09-30 13:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-09-30 13:32:57 EDT
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attachment is the installerror file created by anaconda (2.40 MB, text/plain)
2008-07-07 13:03 EDT, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2008-07-07 13:03:36 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
3.
  
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).
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2008-07-07 13:03:36 EDT
Created attachment 311194 [details]
attachment is the installerror file created by anaconda
Comment 2 Andy Lindeberg 2008-07-07 13:24:27 EDT
We don't support upgrading directly from F7 to F9. Can you try installing F8 and
then F9, and see if that works?
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2008-07-07 18:23:32 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2008-07-08 12:01:30 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2008-07-20 17:34:27 EDT
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.



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