Bug 107133 - anaconda crash at install after updating installation cd
anaconda crash at install after updating installation cd
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-10-15 05:35 EDT by karen van der ploeg
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-24 14:48:01 EDT
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crash dump txt generated by anaconda (49.85 KB, text/plain)
2003-10-15 05:36 EDT, karen van der ploeg
no flags Details
list of updated packages (2.51 KB, text/plain)
2003-10-15 05:42 EDT, karen van der ploeg
no flags Details

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Description karen van der ploeg 2003-10-15 05:35:23 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) 

How reproducible:
All the time. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1.create bootable cd from updated rpms
2.boot from cd
3.follow menu

anaconda will crash after all installation preparation steps. NB: file systems 
are not formatted after crash. 
Actual results:
No installation or format has taken place. 

Expected results:
Installation of workstation RedHat 7.3

Additional info:
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 
this issue.
Comment 1 karen van der ploeg 2003-10-15 05:36:50 EDT
Created attachment 95194 [details]
crash dump txt generated by anaconda
Comment 2 karen van der ploeg 2003-10-15 05:42:49 EDT
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
~/cd1 ~/cd2) 
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).
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-24 14:48:01 EDT
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

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