Description of problem: DVD installation fails to find packages
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 11
How reproducible: Boot DVD , start anaconda, just after the grub page, DVD hangs searching for a package list.
Steps to Reproduce:
See also : http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=223240
Actual results: Install hangs.
Expected results: Package selection -> Fedora installs.
Fix / work around :
Drop to shell (Ctrl-alt-F2)
Make a link : ln -s /dev/sr0 /dev/cdrom
Proceed with install.
I believe udev is responsible for making the /dev/cdrom symlink. Not sure why you either don't have one or it's incorrect.
/lib/udev/rules.d/75-cd-aliases-generator.rules generates /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules if root is writable, else it generates /dev/.udev/tmp-rules--70-persistent-cd.rules , which will be moved to /etc/udev/rules.d/ by the initscript udev-post.
Works for me.
75-cd-aliases-generator.rules cannot run, because /bin/sleep does not exist, because anaconda puts it in /usr/bin/sleep, because it's a symlink to busybox. A+.
This should be fixed in anaconda-12.2, which will be out in a few days. Thanks for the bug report.
Thank you Chris Lumens
*** Bug 506020 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #6)
> *** Bug 506020 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Are you sure that is the case? The workaround does not work for me!
I have posted the following to my original bug report (506020) which has been closed.
I have copied the DVD contents to a local web server and re-attempted the installation with the "askmethod" option for URL install etc.
I can confirm that an IP address was obtained by dhcp and that the following files were downloaded OK:-
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:34:14 +0100] "GET /fedora/images/updates.img HTTP/1.0" 404 340 "-" "anaconda/126.96.36.199"
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:34:14 +0100] "GET /fedora/images/product.img HTTP/1.0" 404 340 "-" "anaconda/188.8.131.52"
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:34:14 +0100] "GET /fedora/images/install.img HTTP/1.0" 200 116039680 "-" "anaconda/184.108.40.206"
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:40:04 +0100] "GET /fedora/.treeinfo HTTP/1.1" 404 331 "-" "urlgrabber/3.0.0"
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:40:04 +0100] "GET /fedora/repodata/repomd.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 3746 "-" "Fedora (anaconda)/11"
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:40:04 +0100] "GET /fedora/repodata/bc8233d13d02831b5e72d54eb113c8374d699942e8e8189d823f96b7b352f5be-primary.sqlite.bz2 HTTP/1.1" 200 1739219 "-" "Fedora (anaconda)/11"
192.168.1.31 - - [19/Jul/2009:15:40:06 +0100] "GET /fedora/repodata/4254aba126bd4df25bc40ebf1db3427b5726626f44286fdb0bced49dfdcec70b-Fedora-11-comps.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 1633893 "-" "Fedora (anaconda)/11"
The installation progressed as in #1 above and failed in the same manner with the last line of the syslog being:-
<4>JBD: barrier-based sync failed on dm-0:8 - disabling barriers
Confirmed that there's a /dev/cdrom symlink in today's rawhide. This bug is worth retesting when F12 Alpha comes out.
*** Bug 517661 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 511006 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 506175 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I reported bug 506175 - that problem is gone in F12 final.
I disagree. EXACT same problem occurs in F12 final.
Console shows /dev/cdrom doesn't exist.
BTW, I am installing into VMWARE where the cdrom is pointed to the DVD iso (i.e. the cdrom driver acts as if the iso is a physical cdrom).
Seems to me this is not a low priority/medium severity bug - particularly given it's persistence and the fact that it makes installation impossible and hence all of Fedora unusable!!! (aside from the incredible waste of time in constantly restarting the installation from scratch!)
Also, networking (other than localhost) doesn't seem to be set up though it did set up automagically when I played with the LiveCD.
Just to be clear, my symptoms are most similar to the supposedly duplicate bug of 506020. So, even if the bug on this page was fixed, perhaps the other one still exists and is not truly a duplicate.
Also, the /dev/cdrom link exists when I run the LiveCD so it must be doing something different.
And making the link here seems to have fixed the problem.
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