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Old 03-21-2006, 12:06 AM   #1
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FC5 - Anaconda install problem x86-64 [Errno 256]


I tried installing FC5 x86-64 from dvd iso, dvd passed media test, and got an error while doing a upgrade and also trying a clean install.
Error:
"Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated. Failure: repodata/comps.xml from anaconda: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try."

any ideas on how to get past this. system is a intel 945g chipset and celeron d 64 bit.

only relevant google:
http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.linux.re...a.devel/page=1
 
Old 03-21-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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has anyone tried to install FC5 x86-64 yet? my dvd passed the disk test which Anaconda runs.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 09:20 PM   #3
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I'm downloading it right now (@63%). I'll let you know how it works out for me.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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I have installed FC5 x86-64 test3 few weeks ago, and today I upgraded to FC5. I have an Intel 915PCY motherboard and an intel 3.2 GHz EM64T processor. The installation was ok, and the system is quite stable.

About your problem, could you post the error when trying to install directly from the DVD?. In what stage it halts?. I noticed that you try to do an upgrade, give us more info on the procedure please. Maybe someone can spot the problem.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:25 AM   #5
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I have the same problem as rottenmutt. Although i'm using x86.

I have a sata as well, but i'm trying to install it on my ata drive. I've tried to disable the sata but no difference in the result.

There's no cabled internet. Only a D-link dwl-g510 rev c1 card.

Nic

Last edited by vestlink; 03-22-2006 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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i reburnt the disk at what the media is rated at, and the (clean) install went fine. i installed to a pata drive (hda), but since the upgrade failed i lost my software raid5 array (4x 400GB SATA Seagates) No big deal as i didn't have much on it.
i used the FC4 to download the disk then right clicked on the iso in the file manager to burn the disk, i thought the burner would only burn the disk at it's rated speed, but evidently not.
I haven't played with it much, but the 945g integrated video is supported and the sound now works, not that i care as this deviant child will be locked in the closet since it will be my firewall, router, file server, web host. (file server, will you please come out of the closet!)
 
Old 03-22-2006, 09:56 PM   #7
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I just had to activate the logical volume with:

lvchange -ay /dev/VolGrp_Raid5/LogVol_Raid5

i saw it wasn't activated with the lvm command
#lvm
lvm>lvdisplay
--- Logical volume ---
LV Name /dev/VolGrp_Raid5/LogVol_Raid5
VG Name VolGrp_Raid5
LV UUID wSA1s0-nVc1-vAnq-cH0O-na2G-QEQz-Q9xXEb
LV Write Access read/write
LV Status NOT available
LV Size 1.09 TB
Current LE 35769
Segments 1
Allocation inherit
Read ahead sectors 0

NOW
...
LV Status available
...

e2fsck -f /dev/VolGrp_Raid5/LogVol_Raid5 is now running

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Old 03-27-2006, 10:43 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RottenMutt
I just had to activate the logical volume with:

lvchange -ay /dev/VolGrp_Raid5/LogVol_Raid5
Where am I supposed to type this? I'm having a similar problem installing FC5 from the DVD. I get the errno message right after I set the root password. This is a clean install, but it doesn't get very far anyway.

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Old 03-29-2006, 03:17 AM   #9
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Smile So do I

Hi Everybody
this my frist post I am not expert in using Linux but ,I try
the same problem happend to me but i use iso and i checked the first iso
this problem happend right after the root password
any suggestion
Thank you .
 
Old 03-29-2006, 03:52 AM   #10
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FC5 error

I'm also a linux newbee, and the same error happened to me with both the 64 and the 32 installations. I tried the installation a lot of times and I got this same error
"Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated. Failure: repodata/comps.xml from anaconda: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try."

and another one which is quiet similar

"Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated. Failure: repodata/repomd.xml from anaconda: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try."

and there was a third error that happened only once. I can't remember the exact error, but I went through all steps until reaching the actual installation, and the error had something to do with a missing library.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 10:25 AM   #11
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I'm at work and this connection is being monitored so I must reply quickly (just kidding). I won't be able to test these methods for a few hours so you other guys can get a head start. Check these threads and you might make some progress:

LVM problem System doesn't want to initialize.
Fedora fails to boot after crashing

I think we'll need to use vchange/lvchange and possibly fsck/e2fsck to fix the problem.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:39 PM   #12
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I don't even think I'm heading in the right direction. I'm installing FC5 to a clean hard drive right now. vgscan and pvscan came back with no results. It doesn't make sense anyway because it's complaining about not reading what's on the DVD.

I'm going to try the individual CD installation then move on.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 03:18 AM   #13
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Weird

This is weird . The 64 version always gives the error after the root password, while the 32 version gave me different errors at different places. The funny thing is that I did install the 32 bit version (TWICE) from the same DVD on my machine at work (Actually on a virtual machine using vmware).
What's more weird is that it didn't recognize the virtual SCSI drive, and didn't install, while it installed smoothly on a virtual IDE drive. I think that there might be a problem with SATA HDs (I assume that, since most of us said that we have SATA drives).

Quote:
I'm going to try the individual CD installation then move on.
I hope you tell us what happened with the individual CDs.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 03:45 AM   #14
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Using CD media to install FC5 i386 worked perfectly fine. I still have no clue what happened with the DVD version and if I had the luxury of time I would look into it further. If one doesn't work, I suggest trying the other.

Last edited by TastyWheat; 03-30-2006 at 03:46 AM.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 04:43 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TastyWheat
Using CD media to install FC5 i386 worked perfectly fine. I still have no clue what happened with the DVD version and if I had the luxury of time I would look into it further. If one doesn't work, I suggest trying the other.
Thanks man. I'll try the CD installation soon.
 
  


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