I have an installation problem that I cannot resolve. The problem arises during the installation process, using the Fedora-10-i386-netinst.iso image, burnt onto CD. Immediately after setting up the network card, I am given the error "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again". Since the installation process is text-based, I do not have the option to edit the repository list, and consequently, have to abort.
This is the spec of my machine:
Pentium 166 (yes, it's very old, but it should work, no?)
132MB RAM (just about enough ram for minimilistic server)
80GB hard disk
3com 10/100Mb network card
This is what I did in my attempt to fix the problem.
confirmed that my network card was properly configured and working (ping a local machine - successful)
confirmed that I can reach mirrors.fedoraproject.org - successful
execute 'wget "http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-10&arch=i386"' - successful.
check the logs in /tmp/ - I cannot find any error messages relating to the repository error.
check the fedora.repo file in /etc/anaconda.repo.d/ directory for correctness - looks ok.
googled for anything relating to missing repomd.xml, there are lots of hits, but none of them are from the installation process. They are also mostly related to yum, which doesn't seem to be installed yet at this point.
As i can't find anymore errors relating to this, it's hard for me to progress further. Has anyone else encountered this problem, or no where I should look to figure out what's going on?
I'm assuming it's anaconda that is doing the initial retrieval of the repository metadata (did a find for fedora.repo, and it only exist within the anaconda.repor.d directory)
Is this enough information for an educated guess at where I went wrong?
Thanks for any help!