Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55336
installer crashes quickly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:51 EDT
Description of Problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop with 7.1 cd
choose all the settings
2. Choose any packages (custom, laptop or etc)
3. choose network settings
4. start install
after gui says its formating disks it crashes
install exited abnormally
I added an attachment as I'm having the same problem. Doesn't matter what file
system I try to use in building the system, I get errors, it crashes install,
and allows me to create the dump save.
Also happens if I attempt to upgrade. I was able to install RedHat Linux 5.2
(very old copy I had) and then tried to update with the same results.
I forgot to mention this:
Installing purchased RedHat Linux 7.2 Standard from CDROM.
Do either of you have a debug error message that you can attach? I don't have
anything to go on otherwise.
I sent a copy of anacdump.txt directly to email@example.com. I tried to post a
copy here last night but might have not done it correct.
I have not been able to get 7.1 to work at all. One of my problems is that this
is the fifth Dell 8100 laptop. I installed 7.1 on the first four laptops with out
a problem. All laptops are the same.
I have downloaded the new RH 7.2 iso images and that has seemed to work. It
installed fine and even noticed the right video card. I still had to play with
the X86Config file, load 7.1 NVIDIA_GLX video driver and a NVIDIA_kernel, but I
have the laptop running and all seems to be well.
I'm still very interested in what happened
Bugzilla seems to have had some problems accepting attachments lately. I don't
know what the problem with Bugzilla is.
Here's the debug error message that fryshome sent to me:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 620, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 408, in run
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 143, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 208, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 434, in doPreInstall
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 26, in mergeFullHeaders
hdlist.mergeFullHeaders(self.tree + "/RedHat/base/hdlist2")
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 161, in mergeFullHeaders
rpm.mergeHeaderListFromFD(self.hdlist, fd, 1000004)
rpm.error: match tag mismatch
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderListFromFile instance at 8342020>
Package Group selection status:
Printing Support: 1
Classic X Window System: 1
X Window System: 1
Laptop Support: 0
Sound and Multimedia Support: 1
Network Support: 1
Dialup Support: 1
Messaging and Web Tools: 1
Graphics and Image Manipulation: 0
Network Server: 0
News Server: 0
NFS File Server: 0
Windows File Server: 0
Anonymous FTP Server: 0
SQL Database Server: 0
Web Server: 0
Router / Firewall: 0
DNS Name Server: 0
Network Managed Workstation: 0
Authoring and Publishing: 0
Legacy Application Support: 0
Software Development: 1
Kernel Development: 0
fryshome, the traceback you are seeing looks like a cdrom problem to me. The
install is looking for the hdlist2 file on the cd, and it's not able to find it.
Can you try the install on another machine and see if it's related to the cdrom
drive of the laptop in any way?
I found the problem. I removed the existing memory and replaced it (+ added a
bunch to be sure). The software installed and I'm just playing with
configuration stuff for my display now. So, memory was the issue.
Ok. I'm glad the problem has disappeared. Closing now as CurrentRelease, since
7.2 seems to fix the original poster's problem with 7.1