On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 13:48, Aly Dharshi wrote:
> Hello ,
> I hope that you are well. I think that killing grub was good enough it
> seems to finish the install but boots up in text mode, which is easy to
> fix. Thanks for the advice though.
> But I encounter rpm installation problems, like trying to update the
> up2date utility, it seems to spit out a whole bunch of db4 related
> errors and that it finds the resource unavailable. I don't know if this
> is something that is related to the installer1.3 as it never was a
> problem in installer1.2
Now you have hit the bug in rpm in the 9.0 release, it attempts to
do O_DIRECT but sends a misaligned buffer. You need to run rpm with
the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL set to 2.2.5.
Newer rpm packages from rpm.org do not have this problem.
The reason this does not show in normal redhat setups is they have
O_DIRECT turned off in the kernel. We have it enabled for XFS.
Steve Lord voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software email: lord@xxxxxxx