Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54271
Installer hung to the point that I can't even determine which package it's installing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Win98; U)
Description of problem:
The machine hung (though the mouse still moves) so I'll have to transcribe this by hand:
Traceback (inntermost last):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 19, in run rc = self.todo.doInstall()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1765, in doInstall self.fstab.turnOnSwap(self.instPath)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 531, in turnOnSwap searchPath = 1)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 48, in execWithRedirect raise RuntimeError, command + " can not be run"
RuntimeError: /usr/sbin/mkswap can not be run
I couldn't scroll the error window byt CTRL-ALT-Backspace dropped me out of X-windows so I could see the error on the screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run the 7.1 installer on a Compaq Presario 7222 (yeah - I know. I hate compaq too, but it was lying around the office and I want to
the windoze weenies that it can still be a useable machine)
Actual Results: It hung
Expected Results: It shouldn't have hung
I tried to reboot and start the install over and it doesn't even get that far. I now get:
checking for writeable /tmp... yes
Running anaconda - please wait...
exec: Input/output error
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
When the crash occurs, can you press <Ctrl><Alt><F4> and see if there are any
error messages related to the cdrom?
Are these the retail cd's or did you burn them yourself? The reason I ask is
that there could have been a problem during the download that caused the ISO
images to be corrupted.
I burned the CDs and have used them since without a problem. There were no CD-ROM related issues. Also, I figured out what the
problem was, or at least how to get around it. I had to download and run a configuration utility from Comquaq to get it to use any OS
other than win98. BIOS reconfigured and the box is now RedHatted.
Thanks for the response.
Ok. Must have been some weird Compaq hardware problem. Glad to know things are