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Bug 161247 - install exited abnormally
Summary: install exited abnormally
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 162659 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-21 18:28 UTC by David Sledge
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-06-24 19:32:13 UTC

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Description David Sledge 2005-06-21 18:28:00 UTC
Description of problem: Cannot install a fresh version FC4 with the graphical
install or the text install.

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

How reproducible:
Fails every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download and check the ISO's against Fedora's sha1 sums
2. Burn the ISO's to cds
3. Boot off the cds and let anaconda try to run
Actual results: 
Running anaconda, the Fedora Core system installer - please wait...
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 358, in ?
        from exception import handleException
    File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 24, in ?
        import rpm
    File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/rpm/", line 7, in ?
        from _rpm import *
ImportError: /usr/lib/ cannot read file data: Is a directory
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
        /mnt/runtime done
        disabling /dev/loop0
        /proc/bus/usb done
        /proc done
        /dev/pts done
        /sys done
        /tmp/ramfs done
        /mnt/source done
        /selinux done
you may safely reboot your system

Expected results:
Installer should run.

Additional info:
I have checked the sha1sum with the sums on the Fedora website and all ISO sums
checkout ok. I have also burned the cds using "cdwriter", "xcdroast" and
"cdrecord". When running the mediacheck they all fail. I have also downloaded
the ISO's with a different computer that is currently running FC3. I then burned
them and tried to install them on that second computer and had the same problem.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-06-21 21:12:03 UTC
Please attach your /tmp/anacdump.txt file to this report.

Comment 2 David Sledge 2005-06-21 21:42:48 UTC
I can't seem to catch it. As soon as the error happens everything unmounts and
the  terminal on tty2 locks. Is there any other way to get to this file?

Comment 3 David Sledge 2005-06-22 18:00:35 UTC
I have found that using cdrecord with the following options has created working
cd images "cdrecord dev=/dev/hdd -dao -eject speed=52 driveropts=noburnfree

Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2005-06-24 19:32:13 UTC
Closing based on previous comment.  Perhaps we need to add this sort of
information to the documentation for future reference.

Comment 5 Alan Cox 2005-07-11 09:48:53 UTC
*** Bug 162659 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Davide Rossetti 2005-07-11 10:19:49 UTC
why is  Bug 162659 considered similar to this one ??? they seem quite different
beasts ...

Comment 7 Fabian Rahm 2005-09-12 16:39:45 UTC
I am having the same issues as the original submitter (sha1 OK, media check
fails). I burned it with CD Burner XP Pro on Windows XP. What can cause the
burning program to cripple my installation disks for no obvious reason? 

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