cstark at hawaii.edu
Mon Feb 14 20:25:41 UTC 2005
Claus Hetzer wrote:
> I am attempting to install Fedora Release 3 on a Gateway machine with an
> Athlon processor, 128MB RAM, 20GB hard disk. I manage to get through
> all of the setup phases, filesystem allocation, package selection, etc.
> Installation appears to be going swimmingly, but then I get the
> following error:
> "There was an error installing tcsh-6.13-9. This can indicate media
> failure, lack of disk space, and/or hardware problems. This is a fatal
> error and your install will be aborted. Please verify your media and
> try your install again."
> I have gotten this message 3 times now, each time failing on a different
> package (tcsh, festival, and curses). I verified all of my media before
> I started, all passed, and I have gotten this from 2 different
> installation disks. The disk images also passed the md5sum test when I
> downloaded them. Since the first failure I have done no custom
> filesystem partitioning, so I just have 1 giant partition that
> everything is being installed into and I don't think its a disk space
> problem. The media pass the pre-install check. Any other ideas as to
> what could be causing this problem? This computer used to have Windows
> 2000 on it and I ran a Norton check before I started, no disk problems
> were indicated. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> Claus Hetzer
This is kind of a shot in the dark, but have you tried using the DVD
image instead of the CDs? Could your CD-ROM drive be hosed? It's strange
to me that your disks check out but you error on the same file every
time. Do any of the other Fedoras (or any other Linux for that matter)
work on this system?
Have you tried something like Knoppix (a live Linux installation that
runs directly off of a CD)? What island are you on? I'm on Oahu, so if
you're here too and don't have the necessary resources to burn a DVD or
download Knoppix, perhaps I could work something out with you.
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