Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89786
installation on dual boot system raises RPMDB errors and results in incomplete installation
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
install RH 9.0 after RH 7.3 and you will end up in a 9.0 system
that solely provides the minimum software packages
despite the installation process extracted all RPMs.
in particular, "mc" Midnight Commander is missing
and any X11 window manager does expose major problems on launch.
the installation will show this error message on the console
before hitting the "reboot into final system" button:
rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RH 7.3
2. install RH 9.0
3. on reboot screen switch consoles to see installer errors
4. reboot system
console error message: rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
missing packages in rebooted system
there should not be any error messages on the installer console.
if there are such serious error in the rpmdb, then the installer
should take care for them and issue a serious error message about them.
the installed system should be complete.
there is a related bug that describes errors with e2/e3 labeling
that happened with same machine in same dual boot config,
maybe that problem is dependent in some way to the spotted results.
at least the root cause of the rpmdb error message should be
identified, adequately handled and therefore resolved.
related bug is 89785
What are the contents of /root/install.log?
sorry cant provide that file any more - since the attempted install
was not really usable it got purged from the system and done a different way.
its some 4 weeks now since that bogus attempt.
i recommend that you try it once yourselves,
we tried it twice here and found it reproduceable.
Unable to reproduce here.