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Old 03-30-2006, 11:46 PM   #16
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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.
I used the CDs (i386) but the same problem happened
 
Old 04-01-2006, 04:18 PM   #17
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Same problem

I downloaded the i386 dvd version of fedora and stored it on a fat32 filesystem. When I tried to install using HD method, it gave me the same error and aborted.

"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."

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Old 04-05-2006, 11:04 AM   #18
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I have tried two different reburns (through fc4) and still the exact same error occurs using CD's on a fresh hard drive. I am going to try using the isopowertoy in windows to do it. has there been any progress?
 
Old 04-05-2006, 08:40 PM   #19
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I've had similar types of problems with FC5 with the install from DVD on x86-32 machine. Its as if some files are corrut even though I tested the DVD. I tried it 3 times and got 3 different messages.

I guess I will have to try CDs.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 03:25 AM   #20
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Cool Funny

After facing all the problems with the DVD, I downloaded the CDs for both the x64 and the i386 installations. I tried to install from the x64 installation CD, and it failed the media test, so I checked the ISO image through a virtual installation on VMWare, and the ISO image passed the test. I burned it again, and to my wonder the new CD failed the media test. I said to hell with the media test, and started the installation anyway, and to my surprise the installation completed successfully to the end. I only had a couple of little problems:
  1. The installation didn't recognize Fedora Core 4, so I had to format instead of upgrade
  2. I didn't customize the installation, and thought that I would customize after the installation, but the add/remove software didn't work, and gave me an error after installation
  3. I thought of upgrading the system using the installation CD again, by adding the software I want, but it didn't give me an option to customize the software, and it gave me an error that I don't have enough disk space for the upgrade

I installed it again, with all the software I want, and the installation completed successfully.
 
Old 04-06-2006, 08:24 AM   #21
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I am beginning to think we should wait for 5.1 or something. Where can we report these problems?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:38 AM   #22
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I am installing fc5 using the NFS method and I was getting the same error message right after the root password

"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."

BUT I found out that you must copy the "repodata" folder from the CD or the DVD to your installation folder whatever that is mine is /mnt/inst and your installtion will go fine and won't get the error message.

Thanks
 
Old 04-24-2006, 12:41 PM   #23
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where do i copy the repodata file?? To another place on the dvd?? how do i do this?? i really need this installed soon.

Mine fails right after the root password i really need this up soon so if anyone can post anyhelp at all it would be so appreciated

the files i have on my dvd disk are files called: Fedora,figs,images,isolinux,repodata and style sheet images.

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Old 05-03-2006, 03:06 AM   #24
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i also get this error

and i already tried to re-burn and re-check my dvds.



im a so any help would be great
 
Old 05-15-2006, 01:46 PM   #25
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missing repodata

I'm also using the NFS install and found that the repodata directory needed to be copied from the media. It goes in a directory peer with the "Fedora" directory on the NFS file system.

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Originally Posted by m2azer
I am installing fc5 using the NFS method and I was getting the same error message right after the root password

"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."

BUT I found out that you must copy the "repodata" folder from the CD or the DVD to your installation folder whatever that is mine is /mnt/inst and your installtion will go fine and won't get the error message.

Thanks
 
Old 05-17-2006, 11:47 AM   #26
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Yeah ok so how do i do this? sorry im a big noobie so.. any help would be ace
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:36 PM   #27
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im using Fedora5 x64 on a AMD64 i used CD not DVD image..
 
Old 06-01-2006, 10:15 AM   #28
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yesterday, I upgraded my system from fc4 -> fc5 (x86-64 from dvd iso). I encountered following problems:
- at the end of the upgrade, I wasn't able to do a finish. I was forced to reboot and then I was in the possibility to do the finish.
- I can not open the GNOME desktop (working now in KDE)
- following soft is not longer working (as I am aware of for the moment): sound juicer cd-ripper,
rhythbox;
- after 1 (one) yum, i get the following error:
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30977) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

anyone with a solution
 
Old 06-01-2006, 09:23 PM   #29
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use the CDs

it works!
 
Old 06-16-2006, 01:28 PM   #30
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WINDOWS USERS SOLUTION:
Check the sha1sum of the iso files.

-find and download sha1sum (google search)
-drop the sha1sum.exe in the same directory as the iso files
-open start-run-cmd and navigate to the folder with the iso's and sha1sum.exe
-type in the command prompt
Code:
sha1sum.exe FC-5-i386-disc1.iso FC-5-i386-disc2.iso FC-5-i386-disc3.iso FC-5-i386-disc4.iso FC-5-i386-disc5.iso
-check the results against the following
Code:
cdeb3303f8c8a1fc521cd08948d727560eba488d  FC-5-i386-rescuecd.iso
43546c0e0d1fc64b6b80fe1fa99fb6509af5c0a0  FC-5-i386-disc1.iso
a85ed1ca5b63e2803f29a33ea6a6bc8eb7f63122  FC-5-i386-disc2.iso
19d87a4c5f611fa852f20e6a30bb96ead0912354  FC-5-i386-disc3.iso
ed9a852cf77250c3ae111c621d350af5c0b0a29b  FC-5-i386-DVD.iso
bea1e959dbb238773a872f70f8896905cfb7776a  FC-5-i386-disc4.iso
3966b3041620f62b5e8c8ade31b3348779cd52e9  FC-5-i386-disc5.iso
-Most likely your cd doesnt match the above, meaning you need to download that cd again, and check it again.

Use a program like "free download manager", it should help with timeout issues, etc.
 
  


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