Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66971
Anaconda crashes @ end of disk 1 on ProLiant ML370
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anacron crashes near the end of disk 1 while trying to install on a Compaq
ProLiant ML370. I've tried graphics and test mode. The images were downloaded
from a mirror. And before the response that my disks are faulty ... 'linux
mediacheck' passes the disks. And, each .iso image checked out with a valid MD5
checksum before the disks were burned.
I've noticed similar behaviour before where Red Hat temporarily fails to see
the CD-ROM drive even though it's been reading from it all along.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the Disk 1, and at the boot: prompt run 'linux mediacheck'. All
the disks are PASSed and the installer states they may be used to install from.
2. Identify language, keyboard, disk partitions, packages.
3. Accept my selection. Fifteen minutes later anaconda dumps. The error has
been either: 1) OSError: [Errno 123] No medium found: '/tmp/cdrom'; or, 2)
SystemError: (16, 'Device or resource busy').
Actual Results: The dump is saved to disk. Disk 1 is ejected from the CD-ROM
drive and the OS prepares to shutdown unmounting all partitions. This leaves an
Expected Results: Solid installation.
As noted ... The images were downloaded from the Red Hat ftp site, the MD5 sum
verified before the CD-ROM's were burned. Each disk was subsequently verified
with the 'linux mediacheck' boot option.
Created attachment 61564 [details]
Does your cdrom normally allow proper ejecting of CDs via 'eject /dev/cdrom'?
The 'eject /dev/cdrom' works fine. However, after booting off the ide CDROM and
just pressing enter at the boot: prompt, the system boots finds the CDROM drive
on /dev/hda, loads the necessary drivers, asks for the language and keyboard
type, and finally the installation method which is chosen to be 'Local CDROM'.
The install gives the error: "The Red Hat Linux CD was not found in any of your
CDROM drives. Please insert the Red Hat Linux CD and press OK to retry."
Simply pressing OK sets the installation off. Note that at no point during this
process has the CDROM been removed at all. Makes me think that somehow the
install has lost it's marbles a little by the time it gets to the end of the
first disk and needs to eject the CD. I would suspect it is experiencing a
similar problem in that it actually thinks there is no CD at all, but there is
no opportunity to perform a retry. Consequently resulting in a failed install.
Could you try testing witht CDs following these instructions:
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information
regarding this issue report.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.