A question of a different sort.
I'm attempting to install Red Hat 6.1 on an old SparcClassic
(32MB RAM, 0.5GB hd, currently running Debian 2.1 base system
which was installed via floppies). I'm installing via ftp from
ftp.mirror.ac.uk (neither heanet nor esat appear to
have the Sparc hierarchies installed, possibly due to
I'm booting from a floppy (boot32.img) downloaded via ftp.
Everything proceeds fine (I can enter my network configuration,
connect to the ftp site and start the installation, repartition
my hard drive, setup the root account and so on) until
it gets to
Reading package information
at which stage the installation bombs out with a message
with a window full of messages:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 238, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
line 1038, in run
rc = apply (step(), step)
I repeated the installation attempt with a different ftp
site (sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk) on the off-chance that there
was a problem with the first mirror, but the same thing
Any ideas why this is happening? and what I can do to
I'm going to try a previous release (RH6.0/5.2) to see
if I have any better luck.
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