F8 install failure at xinit
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Dec 15 05:00:46 UTC 2007
On Friday 14 December 2007, Craig White wrote:
>On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 22:41 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Greetings all;
>> I just tried to install F8 on a fresh 400GB sata disk, on an offboard
>> controller. I configured it so as not to touch the existing drives with
>> FC6 installed on them so that I had some continuity and could back up to
>> Fc6 as I am now.
>> Everything was marching along at a good rate, with basically an everything
>> install, 1266 packages IIRC.
>> At the 805th package it bailed out. The package was:
>> It either could not be opened or was missing. The media did pass
>> checksum, and the network was alive & well, the install getting much of
>> its info from there according to the traffic on my router.
>Personally, I'd start over.
>you probably could do a reboot with all the same install parameters and
>it would probably continue on from where it left off, you could probably
>do a linux rescue boot, chroot, manually finish (at least 'yum
>groupupdate Base') and run grub-install but I would want a new/clean
>install to start with disrepair.
I just found a newer bios for my now elderly Biostar M7NCD Pro mobo, and will
put that in first & then try it tomorrow when the old fart is a little
fresher. Hopefully that will make an offboard /boot partition possible.
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