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Old 02-23-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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Trying to reinstall redhat 9


I'm trying to reinstall redhat 9, and it has problems on cd 2. The error message that it gives me is:

The package xpdf-2.01-8 cannot be opened. this is due to a missing file or perhaps a corrupt package. If you are installing from cd media this usually means the cd media is corrupt, or the cd is unable to read the media.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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Re: Trying to reinstall redhat 9

For got to say the mode I was installing in was linux text instead of the graphic mode.

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I'm trying to reinstall redhat 9, and it has problems on cd 2. The error message that it gives me is:

The package xpdf-2.01-8 cannot be opened. this is due to a missing file or perhaps a corrupt package. If you are installing from cd media this usually means the cd media is corrupt, or the cd is unable to read the media.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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usually means the cd media is corrupt, or the cd is unable to read the media.
doesn't the error say it all ?
and i know your going to post back and say, you used these cd's, and then i will say that you didn't install the xpdf package last time, and then you will say you did, and then i will say there must be some finger prints on your cd, and then you'll say that theres not, and then i'll say that, well plain and simple it can't read the cd for some reason then, maybe your reader is messing up, or maybe you do in fact have to re-download cd 2. ..

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Old 02-23-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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Redownload 2nd cd allready.

The cd is clean, and I've redownload the image file burned the image to two different brand of cd's. Still does not work.


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doesn't the error say it all ?
and i know your going to post back and say, you used these cd's, and then i will say that you didn't install the xpdf package last time, and then you will say you did, and then i will say there must be some finger prints on your cd, and then you'll say that theres not, and then i'll say that, well plain and simple it can't read the cd for some reason then, maybe your reader is messing up, or maybe you do in fact have to re-download cd 2. ..
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:14 PM   #5
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but are you getting it from the same source ? when you redownload ?
the image could be just corrupted itself ..
 
Old 02-23-2004, 10:33 PM   #6
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I have been having the same problem, but with Fedora Core 1 and Test 2. Haven't tried it with Redhat 9, but I am pretty sure the same thing will happen. I did an error scan on CDs and everything checked out OK.

Midway through install it craps out with both versions. I can and have installed Mandrake 10 Beta on the system.

Just seems not to like it...I personally think that it has something to do with the hardware, but that just me.

400Mhz AMD
128 MB
40 GB

What hardware are you installing it on?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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Funny, I'm getting the same error on Disc 3 of a Fedora install.

Two different ISO's, brand new CD's, both readable and happy (with the files existing) when read from my Windows box.

Really wishing there was a "skip package" or "ignore" option during the install.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:07 PM   #8
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xspider - same darn error!

The package xpdf-2.01-8 cannot be opened. this is due to a missing file or perhaps a corrupt package. If you are installing from cd media this usually means the cd media is corrupt, or the cd is unable to read the media.

My cd is a copy of the Redhat ver 9 shrinkwrapped. Coincidence? probably. Or maybe they put out some bad packages!!!

Figures, Its my first try with Linux.
So much for the Window bashing!


good luck.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:39 PM   #9
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does the cd verify program at the beginning of the redhat install say that the cd's are alright?

if it does, then it is very likely that your cd drive doesn't like to be continually accessed for long periods of time (my drive complains sometimes and it screwed up my mandrake install)

if possible, try turning down the speed of your cd drive, or you may want to look into doing a hard drive install (place the isos in a fat32 partition, use a bootdisk to loadup the redhat installer, and either mount the isos or if there is an option to read them directly, use that)
 
  


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