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Old 19th March 2006, 01:43 PM
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problems installing FC5

Hi all,

Just tried installing FC5 and I get the following error. 'Unable to read metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated. Failure: repodata/repomd.xml from anaconda: [ errno 256 ] no more mirrors to try.'

What does it mean?
how can I solve this problem?

Thanks in advance,

Gordy
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Old 19th March 2006, 01:54 PM
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You are trying this through yum?
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Old 19th March 2006, 01:56 PM
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Check the sha1sum's against the ISO's and make sure the numbers match. Then, make sure you're burning them as IMAGES, not files, and burning them at a slower speed to avoid losing data - maybe 16-24X is good. Finally, once the install process begins, test each of the CD's before you begin so that if there's a problem you don't get stuck. I just had that problem myself with a bad download of CD#4 and had to download a fresh copy.

Here's some good information from Firewing1: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=92701
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Old 23rd March 2006, 03:14 PM
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i have the exact same problem, i already had to re download and burn the dvd-iso but this time i did everything carefully and the sha1sum checked out fine as did the mediacheck in the installer, yet two attempts bring up this same error. Is a real pain, is there a solution or is there a way to just install a fresh FC5 via the internet rather than dvd?
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Old 23rd March 2006, 03:51 PM
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Yes, it's possible - check out the instructions here: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/fedora...-guide-en/fc5/
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Old 23rd March 2006, 06:02 PM
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Aha so I'm not the only one!

Try installing off the DVD again but don't setup the network in a way in which it will work... configure it afterwards when it's installed.

I deliberately set the wrong default gateway, preventing the network from working and the bloody thing installed then!
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