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Re: fc2 install disaster

On Wed, 2004-06-09 at 06:52 -0500, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> > I've just spent quite a while trying to get FC2 installed and in the end had
> > to revert to FC1. The install logs show that some packages installed fine
> > but others didn't. Doing an "everything" install, the first 1 to fail is
> > glibc and the log looks like
> > 
> > Installing glibc-2.3.2-101.i686.
> > error: %post(glibc-2.3.2-101) scriptlet failed, exit status 115
> > 
> > I ended up with a system with no glibc and no kernel!
> I would say it is a hardware problem. Check your RAM - run memtest86.
> If
> you overclocked your system in any way, undo it.
> Alexander

Good advice.  If that doesn't work...

> > I don't think it's a disk space problem as the log shows lots of other 
> > packages that do install, however I only had about 400M for / (with /var,
> > /usr/ and /home their own partitions) and 100M for /boot, I would have
> > thought this was enough...
> > 
> > I was using LVM, which caused me lots of trouble. In fact I got 2 stack
> > traces from Anaconda but I didn't have a floppy to save them on.

LVM has been problematic:


Either of these sound relevant?

I'd start fresh and try letting anaconda partition with a workstation or
server install.  Having separate /, /var, and /usr can cause problems
with running out of space even when there is free space available on the
other partitions, as well as possibly being less efficient than a
single / if they are all on the same physical disk.  Usually just
have /, /boot, and /home (preferably on a separate physical disk) with a
large separate chunk of shared storage mounted elsewhere - optional.


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