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Description of problem:
When trying to install Red Hat 9 on HP Proliant DL360G3 hardware, installation
crashes every time after creating paritions and formatting them. It does not
seem to make any difference if tried to do custom or server install, and used
different parition sizes. Following error message is displayed on the screen:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 739, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 459, in run
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 157, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 225, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 583, in doPreInstall
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 50, in mergeFullHeaders
hdlist.mergeFullHeaders(self.tree + "/RedHat/base/hdlist2")
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 180, in mergeFullHeaders
rpm.mergeHeaderListFromFD(self.hdlist, fd, 1000004)
IndexError: list index out of range
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start installation from bootable redhat 9 cd
2. create partitions and select packages
3. after creating partitions, the error is displayed
Have you tested the CD media?
Tried two different cd's and same problem. Also tried to install from these
cd's to another pc and works fine.
This would indicate the problem is an interaction between the drive in the HP
machines and the CD media causing read errors. You may want to get a
replacement set of media, or try swapping a different CD drive into the HP box.