Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55867
7.1 installer failure (after repeated attempts)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:06 EDT
Description of Problem:
I have been trying to install redhat 7.1 on my Pentium200 class system for
many days, and it invariably fails during part of the install. I now have
an error message which I am instructed to report to bugzilla.redhat, and
so I am following directions. Sometimes the failure occurs as anaconda
begins to run, sometimes later in the process. Twice it has occured while
partitioning the swap file, and this is the third occurance where I have
been instructed to 'save to disk and report.' I thought maybe I should
listen this time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
after ~15 tries, have never completed the installation process.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert 7.1 CD. turn on computer. ;)
2. install fails both in and out of text mode, but text seems to proceed
father, more regularly.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
line 33, in __call__
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 769, in
self.comps = self.method.readComps(self.hdList)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 17, in
return ComponentSet(self.tree + '/RedHat/base/comps', hdlist)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 542, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 409, in
file = urllib.urlopen(filename)
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 59, in urlopen
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 159, in open
return getattr(self, name)(url)
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 330, in open_file
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 334, in
import mimetypes, mimetools, StringIO
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/mimetools.py", line 5, in ?
EOFError: EOF read where object expected
I will attach the 'system state' that was printed.
Created attachment 36801 [details]
system state report
Are you sure that the cd's are good? Random failures are almost always due to
bad cd's or flaky hardware. Did you check the md5sums of the ISOs?
I do not know how to check the md5sums, but I will check if someone tells me.
I burned the CDs from iso's that I d/l'd from the redhat ftp site. I do have 2
HDs in the computer, one is 2 GB that I wanted to install Linux on (and in
fact, had a successful 5.2 redhat on there, but hadn't played with it much, so
I decided to put on 7.1 before I 'really got into Linux') and the other is an 8
GB WIN drive that I didn't want to format b/c it has a lot of mp3s that I still
want access to. Could this unformatted WIN32 drive be throwing a wrench in the
works? Last night I thought I should try an install without that drive
connected, to see if it succeeded.
The Win partition shouldn't cause the install to fail. Is the machine with the
ISOs on it a Linux machine or a Windows machine? I can tell you how to check
the md5sums on either one, but the procedure is a little different depending on
which OS you run.
the isos are on my WinME machine, to which I moved the MP3 drive earlier today
(I don't know why I didn't consider that before), but moving that drive off the
linux box has not helped the 7.1 install procedure.
Ok, if you are on a Windows machine, go to
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10096-100-5902737.html and download
md5sumer. You can use that program to check the md5sums of the ISO images. The
values should match the values in the MD5SUM file on the ftp sites. For 7.1,
the vaules are:
If the numbers you get don't match those, then something got mixed up during the
download. Does that help?
Any more info here?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.