Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65620
Unhandled exception occurred during Install Upgrade
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
During the upgrade process using the installer, after the boot loader section
an unhandled exception occurs and causes the installer to stop working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.RedHat Linux 7.2 is rebooted with a floppy disk in the system
containing "bootnet.img" on it.
2.The installer process is started in text mode.
3.The following sections are sucessfully gone through: Choose a Language,
Keyboard Type, Installation Method (ftp), Configure TCP/IP (DHCP), FTP Setup
(anonymous), Retrieving netstg1.img, Mouse Selection, Installation Type
(Upgrade Existing System), Upgrade Partition, Customize Packages to Upgrade
4. Section Upgrade Boot Loader configuration: Selected "Update boot loader
5. Screen output: "Reading package information...".
6. Exception Occurred!!
Actual Results: The installation/upgrade process exited abnormally after the
screen output of "Reading package information..".
Expected Results: The packages should have been read and the upgrade process
should have continued.
/usr/src/build/90289-i386/install/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py, line 486, in
TypeError: comp file version 3 or 4 expected.
Created attachment 58785 [details]
This is due to a damaged install source. Have you tested your install media?
I have download these files under the following directories on another (not the
RH 7.2 computer)
On the Redhat 7.2 system I have ftp the "netstg1.img" file to the RH7.2 system.
# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
# dd if=bootnet.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440K
# umount /mnt/floppy
Then I rebooted RH 7.2 system to start the installer.
During the install process I selected "ftp" for the install method.
This then access the Redhat->base directory for the netstg1.img file.
Your note indicates a damaged install source. Is this the bootnet.img or
netstg1.img file? Or are you saying the floppy has a problem?
Reassigning to an engineer.
The files on the ftp site are likely to be corrupt, at least some of them...
what does the top of the RedHat/base/comps file say?
Looks like the netstg1.img file was the problem. It was corrup either on the
ftp site or corrupted during the ftp.
Thanks for all the help!