Bug 88500 - Anaconda fails during package install for RH 8.0 and 9.
Anaconda fails during package install for RH 8.0 and 9.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-04-10 11:45 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-13 15:04:11 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-04-10 11:45:29 EDT
Description of problem: Attempts to install RH 8.0 failed thru many attempts
using various methods including using a boxed set from RH, ftp install, use of
anaconda update, etc. Installed successfully on one computer but can't get it to
install on a second one. Always fails part way through package install with
pop-up that only allows for rebooting. Contacted RH install support and tried
all suggestions with no success and finally was referred to bugzilla. Looked
through bug reports that seem to be similar to no avail. The computer in
question had RH 7.2 installed at one time with no real problems.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
8.0 (but also 9.0)

How reproducible:Happens every time but not always during the same package

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Normal installation process
Actual results:See above

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Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-11 11:55:08 EDT
Sounds like bad media - have you tested all your installation media?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-04-11 12:37:25 EDT
All media have been tested (and restested).  Besides, the same failure occurs
when I try to install directly from an FTP site!
Comment 3 John 2003-05-01 14:47:33 EDT
Did you try the anaconda patch given in bug
report 75377?

I had the same problem with the boxed set of CDs of RH8
when attempting to install to an old Dell Dimension XPS R400.

The patch allowed me to retry loading the "bad" package
without terminating the installation. Several retries were necessary
on various packages - but I got there in the end.

The same set of CDs load perfectly on a newer Dimension

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-05-01 15:04:42 EDT
Yes, I tried the patch in bug 75377 and it didn't work.  Also, as I said before,
I get the same result if I try to install directly from a mirror site using FTP
so it isn't the Cd-Rom drive as suggested by some in the 75377 discussion. And,
I have installed RH 8 successfully on a different computer (and also
successfully updated it to RH 9.

Its a mystery!
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-13 15:04:11 EDT
This sounds like a bad package on the CD or from the ftp site you are using. 
The error you are seeing occurs when there is a checksum error with the package
being installed.

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