I'm trying to install RedHat Enterprise WS 3 on a dual Opteron box, and the installation keeps failing as it is installing packages. It fails at a different point every time, and the install.log file says:
cpio: MD5 sum mismatch
at the point where the install bombs.
I'm convinced that it's not a media issue, because I've run the mediacheck successfully and the installation dies on a different package every time, so a package will install successfully one time and then bomb the next. I'm suspicious of a hardware problem because of the following two issues:
1) when i unpacked the new system, i saw that a SCSI card had worked its way out of the PCI slot and was rattling around freely in the case. nothing was visibly damaged, but i almost sent it back at that point.
2) i also discovered that a zip-tie on a SCSI cable was preventing one of the CPU fans from spinning. this was causing the machine to lock up all the time. I know that most systems will shut down before the CPU is permanantly damaged, but I still can't be 100% sure that it's in good working order.
So is there something I should try in order to get the install to finish, or is a harware problem likely?
If it matters, I'm installing to a SCSI hard disk on an Adaptec 39320A Ultra320 card.