Bug 81245 - anaconda aborts in upgrade at XFree86-xauth-4.2.0-72
Summary: anaconda aborts in upgrade at XFree86-xauth-4.2.0-72
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-07 00:20 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-01-07 15:49:18 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Anaconda's automagic dump (302.92 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-07 00:22 UTC, Need Real Name
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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-07 00:20:28 UTC
Description of problem:Anaconda aborts on my laptop.  I am attempting an 
upgrade from RH 7.2 to RH 8.0  X windows is now crippled.

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

How reproducible: Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from install boot floppy
2. Answer questions.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-01-07 00:22:53 UTC
Created attachment 89178 [details]
Anaconda's automagic dump

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-07 15:27:48 UTC
Something in your laptop is now crippled too.  I pulled the following
information from the Anaconda dump file that you provided.

<4>hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache

<4>hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete
<4>hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 1644
<4>hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete
<4>hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev 16:00 (hdc), sector 1644

You have a definite seek error at sector 1644.  There are no references to you
having run mediacheck on the CDs that you used in the log file.  Did you check
the media _prior_ to installation?

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-01-07 15:49:18 UTC
Yes.  The media check always stayed at 0% ?? and ended with a recommendation to 
not use this CD.  I plunged ahead anyway since cdrecord had reported the same 
number of reads as writes ending normally.  Now if the CD check had actually 
reported a seek error and said sector 1644 is unreadable, then I may have paid 
a bit more attention.

Anyway these are more excuses than anything else.  Sorry to have taken up your 
time.  With egg on my face, I'll stop now.

Comment 4 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-07 16:01:13 UTC
mediacheck is made to be a simple frontend to check the checksum reported by the
disc's actual data.  Details like "sectors" and "seek error" could be confusing
to some.  For the advanced user, a quick perusing of the stderr virtual terminal
shows the details behind mediacheck.

Anyway - do a new burn, mediacheck, and then upgrade and your system should be
fine and dandy.

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