Bug 5081 - Red Hat boot image from web is corrupt
Red Hat boot image from web is corrupt
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bootp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-11 23:24 EDT by margarita
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 13:32:34 EST
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Description margarita 1999-09-11 23:24:08 EDT
ftp::/updates.redhat.com/6.0/images/i366/boot.img is
corrupt;  fails signature from the following command.
"rpm --checksig --nopgp boot.img"

boot.img: rpmReadSignature failed

(another gottcha)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-13 14:31:59 EDT
Its not an RPM - you can't run rpm --checksig on it.
Comment 2 margarita 1999-09-18 14:35:59 EDT
boot.img has invalid signature from rpm - is corrupt and won't boot
the system
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-18 16:30:59 EDT
What is the error message?
Comment 4 margarita 1999-09-18 21:08:59 EDT
The error message is:
loading initrd.img.......boot failed.
As mentioned above another error message is the failed signature of

I noticed that the filesystem of boot.img is type vfat while the
modules and supp disk is ext2. Does that make any difference?
Comment 5 David Lawrence 1999-09-19 14:35:59 EDT
You may likely have a bad disk or currupted download. Please try again
with either a new diskette or redownload the file.
Comment 6 margarita 1999-10-25 17:50:59 EDT
Still corrupt as far as I know.
The rpm issue:

If I am not supposed to run rpm on it then the web page has an error.

It states:
You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

rpm --checksig --nopgp filename
MD5 sum                           Package Name

fb4148c2beb24916bb656285707208e  boot.img
20388eb5a5e5610e13d15c052253ac4b  bootnet.img
e44b6ca830437d9dff5a3b4279c24e85  modules.img
bd59241e384f615aed68d0e8bc37320d  supp.img

Last time I tried the numbers did not match. I will try
another time this evening when I get home.

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