Fedora Installation :: Error "Unable To Read Group Information From Repositories" - Kickstart Install Of F11
Jun 19, 2009
I'm doing a Kickstart install of Fedora 11 with a DVD ISO as the installation source and the ks.cfg file in the root folder of the DVD. The error message I get is: "Unable to read group information from repositories. This is a problem with the generation of your install tree."
I am trying to dual boot Vista and F10 and I have 2 different 400GB hard drives to do it on. On the first HD, I have Vista installed but when I try to install F10 on the second, I get this error message:
Quote: Error: Unable to read group information from repositories. this is a problem with the generation of your install tree. I've looked it up and found some forums but none answer how to "fix" it (if it is indeed something that you fix).
I got this error message when installing Fedora 11 by an installlation DVD (download from [URL]) Unable to read group information from repositories. This is a problem with the generation of your install tree. This error message appeared after the step that the installer asked me to choose where to install boot loader and configure the GRUB boot menu. The error message came with two button: [Retry] and [Exit installer].
Fedora 11. I am trying to setup kickstart so it lays out a mirrored volume group. I have 2 disks sda and sdb. I want a primary partition on each disk 200mb in size for /boot. This is to be mirrored onto raid device md0 (raid 1). The rest of each disk is to be setup partition which grows to use the remaining space, and is also mirrored (raid 1) md1. Onto md1, I want an LVM volume group called rootvg, and logical volumes set up on there for /, /home, /usr, /tmp etc. I can lay this out manually, and it works fine. However, the code below, which is slightly amended from a previous anaconda-ks.cfg file doesn't work.
Code: clearpart --linux --drives=sda,sdb --initlabel part raid.11 --asprimary --size=200 --ondisk=sda part raid.12 --grow --size=1 --ondisk=sda part raid.21 --asprimary --size=200 --ondisk=sdb part raid.22 --grow --size=1 --ondisk=sdb raid /boot --fstype=ext3 --level=RAID1 --device=md0 raid.11 raid.21 raid pv.1 --level=1 --device=md1 raid.12 raid.22
I am running into a strange problem where kickstart installation fails with Error failed to read Rpm header, This happens when installation starts formatting of disk is also completed some of the rpms installed and then suddenly installer stalls with failed to read rpm header.
I have kept kickstart and install media on same host. I have changed the install media from http/nfs/ftp just to check is there any problem with the media but no luck.
However same installation with the same kickstart file works fine when both install media and ks file is kept on another linux host.
I am using RHEL 4 ,I do checked /var/log/messages it does not give any information on the failure and this started happening recently till that i was using the same server for my linux deployment.
Note: pxe setup, boot server ,install media and ks file all are in same server.
I am running the latest suse release downloaded directly from their website. I ran the installation after buring the dvd and everything seemed to be working fine. after the installation i ran updates and used it for a little bit. When i shut it down that night and went to restart it I got an error that stated the OS wasnt there. I then went through the installation and everything and it retained the information from the installation before (web history etc.) but for some reason every time I reboot or shut it down the system is not able to read the startup information from the hard drive and will not come on without me re installing it.
building an install cd or dvd media that will automatically install the Linux software on a client pc. There is no network connectivity so the client can only be loaded with Linux from CD or DVD media. The crux of the matter is that I can not automatically install the Linux software on client WITHOUT typing linux ks=cdrom:/ks.cfg at the boot prompt.
I want to avoid any user prompts and just have the software install with the RPMS that I need for this client pc at the boot prompt. Actually, when the boot prompt commences, I would like the software install to start with no user intervention. I've tried several different methods in isolinux.cfg, but the OS always wants boot prompt for the cdrom. Can the boot prompt information be read automatically from the isolinux.cfg with out user intervention? I'm looking for the same behavior as a LIVE CD that kicks off with no boot prompts after a few seconds. Here's a copy of my isolinux.cfg
default linux prompt 1 timeout 600 display boot.msg F1 boot.msg F2 options.msg F3 general.msg F4 param.msg [Code]....
I have not used Fedora in a long while (since version 5 I think).I am moving back to it for my new home server but there is something that is driving me completely crazy. Can you no longer do HDD installs from a ISO?I whipped out my old kickstart files and worked off of them and all seams to be OK but every time it says it is unable to find the install source.Here are the first two lines of my KS file:
I have a remote server running Fedore Core 11 - 32bit. On a new install, I installed webmin (control panel). Now every time I want to install something I get the same error message: root XXXXXX # yum groupinstall web server Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again.
I'm trying to install Kubuntu on an old Windows system. I am getting tons of errors such as:
I/O error SQUASHFS error:unable to read page, block XXXXXX SQUASHFS error: unable to read fragment cache block
It then reports that it's loading ACPI modules and starting the ACPI services, starting the system log daemon, doing Wacom setup, starting kernel log daemon.....and then it reads sb_bread failed reading block umptysquat.I have a feeling that this hard drive is toast. I can't get it to install Windoze or Linux. I can't even get a prompt so I can do a low-level format. Unfortunately, I'm not super savvy with Linux and don't know what to do next.
we can't get the clients in our lab to do a kickstart install. we're doing the install by booting from the Centos 5.3 net install cd and anaconda starts, but terminates abnormally reporting a SIGSEGV fault. Interestingly, attempts at doing an install from a CD and without the network connection results in this error:
X11TransSocketINETConnect() can't get address for localhost:6001. Temporary failure in name resolution.
On RedHat 5 64-bit.I have a group that requires read-only access to the /var directory.I believe someone mentioned SGID and ACL stuff, and I've been researching this solution, but I wanted to check with you all first to ensure there wasn't an easier way to do this. Basically, I just need folks that belong in this certain group to read the contains of any file/directory contained within /var.
I am running Suse 11.1 64bit, with KDE, recently I received a pop up on my screen, "something about update problems", I used Yast 2 and selected online Update and it couldn't find updates for Nvidia and froze at that point. I dis-enabled that repository and refreshed all of the remaining Repositories individually and it seemed to work. I then went to the repositories listing and selected "Add" and selected "community" repositories and received the following: WARNING Unable to download list of repositories or no repositories defined. What is my problem? How do I acquire the list of community repositories? I can live with out the Nvidia repository for now but would eventually like to get it back.
to access my floppy from Fedora 11. It is mounted automatically,but when i try to open it by double-clicking, I just get "already mounted" message.I need to retrieve my old menu.lst which is on the floppy. It will then need to be edited to include Fedora.
I have been using CentOS 5. for around 3 months. It was all fine and was having a pleasant experience using CentOS. Today when i turned on my computer and booted CentOS i am having the below error: Grub comes up, allows me to select CentOS 5.4 kernel image. and displays RedHat Nash version: and then the below error occurs:
I downloaded the Ubuntu Server 10.04 64bit ISO and the universal USB installer, created a USB install disk and booted from it. I started the installation and right after keyboard setup I got an error saying Unable to read from CD-ROM, retry/abort. Looking at the alt-f4 log it was unable to find a file, fs-secondary.udeb I hit alt-f2 and cd'd to /cdrom/pool/main/l/linux (I think, this is all from memory) and found that file, almost. The file there was fs-secondaryblahblahblah.ude, no b on the end. I tried renaming it but the filesystem was mounted read-only.
So, cd back to / Type mount and hit enter. Take note of the cdrom entry, at the beginning of that line it will say /dev/? Mine was like /dev/svd0 or something like that. Remember whatever that is. Then type umount /cdrom Then type mount -t vfat /dev/????? (whatever your device was from earlier) /cdrom That will mount the cdrom rw so you can rename the file to .udeb Then press alt-F1 and press enter to retry and the installation will continue like normal.
I'm running RHEL 5. When using the GUI System>Administration>Users and Groups, I get the error: The user database cannot be read. This problem is most likely caused by a mismatch between /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow or /etc/group and /etc/gshadow. The program will exit now.
Some research showed that I need to use vipw and vigr respectively to find an inconsistency between these two sets, which I did - to make it easy I copied each from [vipw | vigr] to an excel file and did =exact(%1, %2). There are no inconsistencies.
I am fully aware that these following photo's are not all required for a full understanding of my issue, but I will post them regardless. Checklist to see if my computer meets best results possible for the installation. Screenshot.jpg These photos showing here are where I plan on Installing Ubuntu
NOTE: The installation has started, but only to shortly be stopped by my error message.
This is my ERROR!!! message
No matter what I try to click on, the window simply ignores the command, regardless of the amount of times I issue the command.
After I upgraded from KDE 4.5 to KDE 4.6 I ran into a problem with changing the the status of different repoes from enabled to disabled, and vice versa. As I only did a desktop upgrade it is perhaps just a coincidence and hence the problem may be related to something different. But in any case, if I tick or untick the 'enable' or 'disable' option within the Yast module Software Repositories for the repo I wish to activate or deactivate, nothing happens. Deleting and readding the repoes has no effect, neither has rebuilding the rpm db or zypper refresh. I'm not very familiar with the command-line for these operations so I am grateful if anyone could give me a hint on what to try next.
After testing Opensuse 11.4 since it was released, I decided to go back to version 11.3. After installing 11.3 I find I cannot add the community repositories, such as Nvidia, Packman, etc. It attempts to download the repository list but gives the following error message : Unable to download list of repositories or no repositories defined. I've used this DVD before and it installed perfectly. I then tried installing 11.3 from a network cd but got the same error when trying to add a repository. At this point I don't know what to do. Joe
I am using Opensuse11 and i have created an lvm involving two disks /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc. I have created a lvm volume group of 5 GB with the above 2 disks. The problem is it is unable to mount at boot time. It is giving the following error messages:-
mount: special device /dev/TST_VOL/VOL1 does not exist ... ...
I am meeting some problems on my opensuse 11.2 system in the last week, I see an higher load on CPU and the system seems to swap a lot of time. Checking on dmesg I found that at boot time I have a lot of errors: I paste a little part of the full log at the end of this post
If I am not wrong I have found and installed an official opensuse 11.2 kernel update through zypper some days ago Moreover, actually I am not able to use yast package manager because it seems to crash during repositories refresh (or just after it)
i've just upgraded to Natty, and there are lots of 3rd party software sources that were disabled during the upgrade, and i've enabled them again. But then when i try to refresh my update cache, they fail to download. these are the list of software sources that fail to download:
W:Failed to fetch http://linux.dropbox.com/ubuntu/dist...amd64/Packages 404 Not Found , W:Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...amd64/Packages 404 Not found , W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/alecive/ant...source/Sources 404 Not Found
and now most of these softwares appear in my 'computer janitor' to be removed (which obviously i wouldn't want that..
i'm doing a fresh network install of f15 from a usb stick. the installation has now been stuck on the "retrieving installation information for fedora 15 - i386" stage for over an hour. on previous releases this stage has only taken a few mins. i can see from my router that there have been thousands of packets sent and received from the laptop. i've searched all the normal places but can't find anyone else reporting this. does anyone know if this is a known bug (and if there is a fix) or if this stage takes significantly longer in f15 to any previous release ? cheers.
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finally got to the next stage after nearly two hours. no idea why it took so long.