[CentOS] Re: problems copying distro files

David Ellsmore dellsmore at vodafone.ie
Tue Sep 5 05:12:59 UTC 2006

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Robert Moskowitz spake the following on 9/4/2006 8:26 AM:
>>> At this point in my lab, the only solid servers I have are Win2000.
>>> So I xcopy the distro CDs into a directory that I make available for
>>> install via ftp.
>>> Well I have had problems copying files from this distro.
>>> I had to use the /c option in xcopy to get past the problem files..
>>> A few examples are:
>>> The following files in the image directory of disk 1 has 'File creation
>>> error - The parameter is incorrect.":
>>> boot.iso
>>> diskboot.img
>>> pxeboot/README
>>> My screen buffer is only 400, so I missed any errors in the first 1500
>>> files.  And I think there was one earlier (the reason why I had to add
>>> the /c option).
>>> On I think CD 3 in the Centos/RPMS the file tix.8.1.4-98.i386.rpm had a
>>> 'File creation error -Date error (cyclic redundancy check).
>>> I created both CDs twice from the ISO images, getting these errors. 
>>> There may be others.
>>> Any input on this?
>> You might have bad ISO images. They can easily be corrupted during 
>> download.
> Now that is scary.  TCP SHOULD handle both missing datagrams and 
> datagrams out of order; within your window of course.
> I could see it with a bad stack implementation like Win98.....
> Well I will try downloading again and reburning.
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It may be an idea to check the MD5 sums for the ISOs *before* burning 
them......I learnt this one quite a long time ago after a series of 
inexplicable errors (and a lot of wasted time and CDs!).......and all 
the problem ISOs in question had been downloaded under Windoze (both ME 
and XP).


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