Bug 78226 - Missing file causes installation to abort everytime
Summary: Missing file causes installation to abort everytime
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75377
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-20 13:05 UTC by Don Hardaway
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:10 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda install failure dump (66.25 KB, patch)
2002-11-26 03:39 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details | Diff
willicat: this is my anaconda-dump, I had the same error... (76.16 KB, text/plain)
2002-12-29 12:04 UTC, Sebastian Krieg
no flags Details

Description Don Hardaway 2002-11-20 13:05:37 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
Everytime i try to install rh8.0 on my server it crashes during the
installation. Here is the message generated.

Exception Occurred

An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug. Please copy the
full text of this exception or save the crash dump to a floppy then file a
detailed bug report against anaconda at http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line
446, in run dispatch.gotoNext()

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.load cd1
2.answer all questions about language and format the disk
3.begin the install

Actual Results:  aborts

Expected Results:  completes successfully

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-20 15:03:19 UTC
Please attach the error dump from the floppy you saved it to.

Comment 2 Don Hardaway 2002-11-20 15:53:38 UTC
I did not send one to floppy so if that is needed, I will have to do the install
again to get it.  Meanwhile here is some other info: when i first tried to
install several weeks ago I followed the normal install screens. This last time
I was instructed by you web support people to type in "linux nodma text" at the
prompt. During that install I received the error message I submitted earlier.
From previous attempts where I just followed the install screens it generated an
error message that said this:

The file /mnt/sysimage/var/tmp/Omni-0.7.0-6.i386rpm can not be opened.

It also mentions that it is probably a bug in the install cd--that a file is
missing that it needs.

I will make another trip to campus where the server is and get the floppy dump
and post it.  Meanwhile my server can not be used. If there is anyway that I can
load rh8.0 meanwhile please let me know. I only need it for apache, ssh, and ftp
at this time.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-11-26 03:39:34 UTC
Created attachment 86448 [details]
anaconda install failure dump

Comment 4 Don Hardaway 2002-11-26 13:16:38 UTC
My last attempt to install rh8.0 somehow worked. I must have checked different
packages to install.  I am not sure which packages I had checked to install the
last 4 times but the error must be associated with a missing file in one of
those choices.

Comment 5 Sebastian Krieg 2002-12-29 12:04:06 UTC
Created attachment 88974 [details]
willicat: this is my anaconda-dump, I had the same error...

I had he same error during installation in several cases and serveral packages
(graphical/non-graphical mode). I need around 20 trials making a minimal

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-09 00:32:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75377 ***

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:10 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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