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Old 09-01-2002, 02:52 PM   #1
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RedHat 7.3 installation problem


I have a problem which is confusing me quite a bit..

The installation goes fine until it hits a package and says "The file blah cannot be opened. This is due to a missing file, a bad package, or bad media. Press <return> to try again."

The weird thing is that this happens on different files each time I try to install.

Anyone know what is possibly wrong here?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:48 PM   #2
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I suppose it's a problem with the media. Have you tried it in another machine?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:20 PM   #3
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I suppose it's a problem with the media. Have you tried it in another machine?
Nope, I haven't tried it on another machine. What could be wrong with the media? Some packages install fine.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 12:33 PM   #4
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There might be a small part of it broken, on the border your cdrom sometimes can read, sometimes not. The other theory: have you calculated the checksum (if you have burned the images yourself)?
 
Old 09-03-2002, 04:24 AM   #5
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pass the parameter

linux mediacheck

at the installation boot prompt. this will 'scan' your installation disks for any abnormalities.

also, it's a good idea to monitor the logs during installation:

CTRL+ALT+F3
CTRL+ALT+F4
 
Old 09-03-2002, 11:08 AM   #6
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Nope, didn't burn the images myself, bought the box set.

I just tried that "linuxcheck media" thing.. and here's what happened.

The first CD checked out fine.. so then I checked out the second CD, and the bar froze.. so I checked the logs and it had all sorts of errors. So I re-booted. I tried booting from the first CD again and it said it couldn't boot from CD, and to insert another disk.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 01:38 PM   #7
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So your cd is bad. You need to give them back (or you may try to install with the ones you have installing only important packages, but it's not a good idea).
 
  


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