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Old 05-29-2004, 05:47 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
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Unhappy Fedora Core 2 Install failing during package install

I'm trying to upgrade an RH9 box to Fedora Core 2. The machine is a PII/450, 384MB RAM, ATI Radeon 7000 video card. I'm not having a lot of luck. Here is the process I've gone through:

---I download the iso's and burned them to CD. The mediacheck crashes whenever I try to run it on the disks, but I could use mediacheck from my RH9 disks and all of the FC2 disks passed.

---I booted disk one and started the install. Everything was going fine. It detected my video card, monitor, and mouse correctly and loaded the graphical install manager.

---I picked the relevant language options and then the upgrade option. The installer checked packages/dependencies and then started copying packages. It was going along just fine and then it froze and crashed (I believe it was working on the open office shared libraries package).

---On the ctrl+Alt+F1 screen it shows it detected monitor,mouse etc and that the X server fired up ok. After the crash it says "install exited abnormally."

On the ctrl+Alt+F3 screen the last couple of lines are:
*switching from iso[1] to i2 for
* going to mount /tmp/hdb on /mnt/source

In the syslog the call trace has a bunch of references to isofs and mount.

---The install was partially successful. When I boot to the hd now, GRUB reports FC2 instead of RH9. Also, the Xserver has been screwed up and I can only get things to boot into text mode. My /home directories are still there, but a lot of other system related things seem pretty messed up. Also, when I have tried to install again, it only says I need disk 2,3, and 4 now (the first time it said I needed all 4)I

----I have repeated this process using the text installer and got the same results.

----I saw some information about logitech mice causing issues during install so I disconnected my logitech trackball and replaced it with an MS intellimouse (PS/2). This didn't change anything. Also, the error I get happens at a different place from where most people reported this issue.

Any ideas?
Old 06-02-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
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Looks to me like their are faults in your ISO's. I would suggest (if possible) to re-download ISO 1 and 2 and retry the installation. Otherwise, try uninstalling RedHat and make a clean install of Fedora, because it is possible that the installation has problems with overwriting the OpenOffice version on RedHat with the version from Fedora.

You can just try re´nstalling without OpenOffice too, however I don't know if you will be able to use the one that's left by RedHat afterwards.


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