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Oracle Linux 7.1 installation failure, how to fix it?

user12064961 Member Posts: 1 Blue Ribbon
edited May 2, 2015 9:46PM in Oracle Linux and UEK Preview

Hi, trying to install Oracle Linux 7.1 I get following message:

error populating transaction after 10 retries: failure: Packages/tar-1.26-29.el7.x86-64.rpm from anaconda: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

Any idea?




  • Antonio Navarro
    Antonio Navarro Member Posts: 787
    edited Mar 31, 2015 5:25AM

    It dont look a problem of Oracle Linux 7. It looks a problem with Anaconda.

    Please, search (ex. google) for "error populating transaction after 10 retries failure anaconda Errno 256 No more mirrors to try"

    HTH - Antonio NAVARRO

  • Ernanny Figueiredo
    Ernanny Figueiredo Member Posts: 9
    edited Mar 31, 2015 1:01PM

    Not much help from the error message. This is tricky to resolve.

    The hint is in 'c++'.

    By default IIS does not allow double escaping of special characters. There is a setting in IIS to enable 'Allow double escaping'.

    So, I don't know how you are installing, but I recommend you dowload the ISO again and try install by a DVD or other media.


  • Tommy.Reynolds-Oracle
    Tommy.Reynolds-Oracle Member Posts: 1,754 Employee
    edited May 2, 2015 4:02PM

    Are you installing from a downloaded ISO image?  Did you verify the image checksum to verify you had a complete, correct download?

    Quirky install problems are usually because of bad media.

  • Dude!
    Dude! Member Posts: 22,829 Black Diamond
    edited May 2, 2015 9:46PM

    Are you sure you are doing the right type of installation and using the right installation media? If you are installing from DVD or mounted iso image (Virtualbox), you need the binary distribution DVD, not the source and not any of the boot images. You should also check the checksums as previously mentioned. You can check my 3rd response at for more details.

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