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Bug 68474 - installer hangs on second CD
installer hangs on second CD
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-10 11:26 EDT by Randy Kelsoe
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-17 20:45:42 EDT
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file dumped from anaconda (87.93 KB, text/plain)
2002-07-10 11:27 EDT, Randy Kelsoe
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Description Randy Kelsoe 2002-07-10 11:26:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
When trying to install 7.3, when I got to the second CD, it would crash and
identify itself as a bug. This happened several times. The bug was copied to a

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start install
2.Let 1st CD finish
3.install 2nd CD
4. stops in the middle with an error

Actual Results:  I let anaconda copy the bug message to a floppy. I restarted
the install    
2 more times and had the same error. I then tried to install using a SGI XFS 1.1
install disk, which in turn uses the 3 RedHat 7.3 disks, and the install succeeded. 

Expected Results:  The install should have completed.

Additional info:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 633, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 353, in run
    self.icw.run (self.runres, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 814, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2676, in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 529, in handleRenderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 135, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 417, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 144, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 209, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 611, in doInstall
    problems = ts.run(0, ~rpm.RPMPROB_FILTER_DISKSPACE, cb.cb, 0)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 244, in cb
    fn = self.method.getFilename(h, self.pkgTimer)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 86, in getFilename
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 171, in umount
    rc = _isys.umount(what)
SystemError: (16, 'Device or resource busy')

My hardware: ECS K7S5A MB, Athlon XP 1600, ATI Radeon VE (DDR)
Comment 1 Randy Kelsoe 2002-07-10 11:27:40 EDT
Created attachment 64609 [details]
file dumped from anaconda
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-07-10 14:46:38 EDT
Please test your CDs following these instructions:

Comment 3 Randy Kelsoe 2002-07-10 19:40:32 EDT
Sorry, I forgot to mention that before I burned the CD's, I checked the MD5
sums, and also ran the 'linux mediacheck' on all three of my CD's. The MD5 sums
were identical, and all three disks passed mediacheck.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-07-17 17:46:27 EDT
These errors:

<4>end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 1290980
<4>hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete

indicate the drive was not able to read the CD during the install.  Since the
install program accesses the drive differently than the mediacheck, sometimes it
will pass the mediacheck and fail during an install.

I would recommend trying a different CD drive.

Comment 5 Randy Kelsoe 2002-07-17 20:45:33 EDT
Thanks for your comments. This was the second CD drive I tried. The first would
always hang the install when trying to load the timidity rpm. Please read the
notes above. I was finally able to install 7.3 with the SGI XFS 1.1 installer
CD, and I used the same CD ROM drive, and the same 3 RedHat 7.3 CD's. I am not
sure what is different between the SGI installer and the RedHat installer, but
the SGI installer works and the RedHat does not.
Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-12 18:01:26 EDT
Good to hear.

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