Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68711
Error Installing Package glibc-common-2.2.5-34
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am trying a custom redhat install from hard disc. The images are on a slave
drive and im trying to install on to hda.
Everytime I try an install it gets as far as the file transfer, when the s**t
hits the fan. The last message I see is "Error installing Package" There was
an error installing glibc-common-2.2.5-34. This can indicate bad media, lack
of disc space, and/or hardware problems. This is a fatal error and your
install will be aborted. Please verify your media and try your install again.
Press ok to reboot system."
Other points worth mentioning is that the graphical interface wont work,
always forces the text mode. It doesn't correctly identify my Tseung Labs
Video card, but finds some other one instead. It doesn't detect my monitor.
The rest of the install works fine e.g. the partitioning thru to formatting
but after that it screws up. If I don't press the 'skip X configuration'
button, the screen display is also messed up, with lots of flashing colours
instead of the blue background.
I don't know how to attach a mem dump, it doesn't have any options anywhere to
do so. I have done a media check and the checksums are fine. Any thoughts?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose a text / graphical install mode
2. Choose language English
3. Keyboard layout uk
4. install from hard disc
5. install from dev/hdb1
6. choose mouse
7. Custom install
9. remove all linux partitions / only install on hda (isos on other 1)
10. grub bootloader on MBA
11. all the stuff
12. Package selction, individual package (to get install size below 868MB -
the space left after swap partition etc)
13. messages say its formatting partitions
14. it installs a few packages until glibc-common-2.2.5-34
Actual Results: It tells me to restart
Expected Results: It would have been nice if it installed instead
Please e-mail me on DMGarland@Bigfoot.com
Have you tested your media with the mediacheck?
What exactly is the hardware in your box? I thought Tseng went out of business
> I thought Tseng went out of business years ago...
it's a fairly old PC. Its a Pentium 200mhz and its got two hard discs a 1.01GB
(master) and a 2.35GB(slave with images iso on). Its got a Tsueng Labs 2MB
ET4000/W32 video card. Its got a new ethernet card by SMC. I don't know the
make of the monitor but it says "ProVista 14" on the front. Sound card etc is
on the motherboard.
64MB RAM, Goldstar GCD-r580B IDE CD-ROM drive, standard mouse+keyboard.
** I did a media check its fine **
There are errors reading CDs which occur during an install but not in mediacheck
due to the fact mediacheck doesn't quite thrash the drive around as much as an
Could you try perhaps putting the ISO images on the harddrive and doing a
Closing due to inactivity.
Please reopen this bug report if you continue to have problems.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.