|Summary:||Anaconda text mode broken for languages other than "us"|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Christian Kalkhoff <me>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||David Cantrell <dcantrell>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-09-13 18:57:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Christian Kalkhoff 2006-03-22 13:53:41 UTC
Description of problem: It is impossible to use the text mode installer in a language other than us english. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora Core 5 DVD Images (x86 and x86_64 tested) How reproducible: Start installer in text mode using "linux text" on the syslinux shell, boot into anaconda and select language "German". When coming to partitioning only a "blue-screen" (Hehe) is drawn, pressing F12 let you delete all partitions but there are no widgets to configure anything. The anaconda log states that there were no screens found. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Enter linux text on boot prompt (syslinux) 2. Select language "german" or probably any other in anaconda 3. Try to proceed installation to after "Reinstall" fedora core Actual results: Blue curses screen without content instead of the partition tool Expected results: Partition tool Additional info: Work around is to use "us" as language for installation. Since FC5 it is possible to installation "Languages" in post-installation so that shouldn't be such a matter.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-03-27 16:18:17 UTC
*** Bug 186672 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2006-09-13 18:57:41 UTC
Language support other than English in text mode is really difficult in anaconda. We have limited screen real estate, which is a problem for languages like German. We do our best to make sure it works and we still offer text mode German intallations, but you would be much better off doing either a graphical installation. If you don't have a display on the system, try a VNC install where you can run the graphical installer from another host. Even better than all of that is a kickstart install which isn't even interactive.