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Old 04-15-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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Error unable to read pckg metadata missing repodata directory

Hi to all,

This is my first time trying to install Fedora 10 on my aspire 5000 laptop. I have installed with no problems but did not like it because of the fact that i could not make my usb modem (icon 225), and i read in a few forums that it will be easier on the fedora 10. I downloaded the 6 cd images and begun to install. everything went well till it give me the

"Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated.
Could not retrieve /mnt/sysimage/var/cache/yum/anaconda-installationRepo-200811191949.i386/primary.sqlite.bz2 matching remote checksum from anaconda-installationRepo-200811191949.i386"

the edit box is available but don't know how to edit it.
It ask for a repository url. Tryed to make the type repository to cd/dvd but did not work

I searched the net for help but did not find a satisfactory one. I was contemplating the use of a virtualbox also so to prevent this problem.

Could i be provided with some insight into this problem.

In advance thanks for helping

P.S.: I'm a newbie so please be as detailed as possible or point to where it will be.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Looks like the cd that it has in the drive is corrupt and you may need to re-download that one.


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