Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107133
anaconda crash at install after updating installation cd
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:27 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing updated RedHat 7.3, anaconda crashed with bug report.
I update the standard 7.3 release with the updates (kernel etc) and removed the
old rpms. Regenerated a hdlist and created a bootable cd with boot.img. It
boots OK, I get to go through the whole menu of selecting type of installation O
(workstation) and so on and after last page of startup menu, anaconda comes
with crash dump.
Key error in crash dump is man-pages-cs (last line of crash dump). Anaconda
asks to report it in bugzilla. Will attach list of changed rpms.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
n/a (standard 7.3 anaconda version)
All the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.create bootable cd from updated rpms
2.boot from cd
anaconda will crash after all installation preparation steps. NB: file systems
are not formatted after crash.
No installation or format has taken place.
Installation of workstation RedHat 7.3
Have checked bugzilla for other reports on this issue, bugs 59476, 58516, 59769
and 58827 are also about anaconda crashing but do not provide a solution for
Created attachment 95194 [details]
crash dump txt generated by anaconda
Created attachment 95196 [details]
list of updated packages
I copied all these rpms into the cd1/RedHat/RPMS and cd2/RedHat/RPMS
directories, removed the old versions of these rpms, regenerated a hdlist using
anaconda-runtime (genhdlist --withnumbers --hdlist ~/cd1/RedHat/base/hdlist
and created a new bootable cd:
mkisofs -V RedHat73_updated -b images/boot.img -c boot.cat -J -r -T -o cd1.iso
and mkisofs -V RedHat73_updated -J -r -T -o cd2.iso ~/cd2
and burnt this on cd:
cdrecord -v speed=4 dev=0,0 -data cd1.iso
and cd2.iso (I never got to try cd2 since anaconda already crashes at cd1).
Your comps file references a package which isn't present in your
hdlist, likely because you didn't include all 3 cds in your gendhlist