PE600SC + Red Hat 6.2 = install failure?
bscott at ntisys.com
Fri Oct 11 15:45:00 CDT 2002
On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, at 5:11pm, bscott at ntisys.com wrote:
> The problem is, it doesn't work. When we try to install RHL 6.2 on the
> 600SC, the Anaconda installer crashes when it gets to the "Reading package
> list" stage...
Some suggested (off-list) that I try a text-mode install. In fact, we do
that a matter of course -- it's usually faster/easier. So, instead, I tried
the GUI installer. Same problem. I did get a better display of the stack
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 8, in readComps
return componentSet(self.tree + ('/RedHat/base/comps', hdlist)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 326, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 299, in readCompsFile
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 46, in __getitem__
I don't know much about Python, but it seems to be trying to read the list
of packages associated with each "component", and blowing up doing so. The
"basesystem" package is the first package listed in the first component in
the "comps" file.
Going to the shell prompt, I can "cat", "cp", and "less" the "comps" and
"hdlist" files. No error occur, and the "comps" file looks intact to me.
The "hdlist" file ("header list", I think) is a binary file, so I cannot say
if it is intact or not, but I believe it to be.
I also tried going into the BIOS and disabling UDMA completely. That made
everything a lot slower, but it still crashed in the same way.
I know that Red Hat Linux 6.2 is technically "not supported" on the 600SC,
but this seems like it should be a "simple fix" sort of problem.
Ben Scott <bscott at ntisys.com>
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