Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73933
Problems with partitioning; and "rpm.error: cannot open" at beginning of rpm copy
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
Listing 2 problems when installing RH 7.3
Partitioning: Autopartitioning unallocated space. Before the file copying
process, when the partitions are being created, error " Unable to mount /hdb1;
Partition may be already formatted(...)". Strange soluction: manually creating
partitions with Partition Magic 7 and then simply assigning mount points seems
RPMs: see the attached dump. Error "rpm.error: cannot open" (in .iso with both
MD5sum/linux-mediacheck being successful) in a simple installation (Worstation
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Installation from CD-ROM.
10Gb Western Digital Drive running as Slave in Main IDE Channel. Plextor
Created attachment 76044 [details]
Anaconda Dump file
Just a note: the "rpm.error: cannot open" error happens in the end of
the "Copying image file to hard disk" (or similar).
I would recommend testing your CDs:
As stated in the Bug description:
"(in .iso with both MD5sum/linux-mediacheck being successful)"
But it's weird, yes.
My apologies I overlooked that information.
Any ideas Jeremy?
A sidenote, none of these problems occured with RedHat 7.2.
I'll try 8.0 when possible.
It's related to the cramfs errors in the syslog -- how did you boot the system?
Master CD-ROM, set as #1 boot device. Graphic installation, afterwards.
This is a media/CD drive issue. You may want to consider trying a different CD
drive or brand of CD media.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75008 ***
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