Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112182
Installer hangs in pre-install stage
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
I encounter two problems when upgrading from RedHat 8.0 to Fedora core 1.
Dell Inspiron 8000
1400x1050 LCD display
ATI rage 128 mobility
The problems are:
1. X server fails to start by default. It seems that it does not detect the monitor (DELL 1400x1050 Laptop Display Panel) correctly. Booting with the following option solves this:
then the X server starts correctly, and the correct monitor can be selected during the install.
2. Installer hangs in pre-install stage. The install mode selected is "upgrade existing system"
Finding packages to upgrade and checking dependencies proceeds OK.
Then , after starting the actuall install (click 'Next'), the following error message appear:
"An error occured transfering the install image to your hard drive. you are probably out of disk space."
...which I seriously doubt
If I click 'Next' again after this, I get this backtrace:
An unhandled exception has occured. This is most likely a bug.
Please copy the full text of this exception and file a detailed bug report against anaconda at http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda.gui.py", line 1047, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/iw/progress_gui.py", line 242, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda.gui.py", line 766, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/dispatch.py", line 168, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/dispatch.py", line 236, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/packages.py", line 669, in doPreInstall
f = open(instPath + "/etc/mtab", "w+")
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/mnt/sysimage/etc/mtab'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot system with Fedore Core 1 install CD #1
2. Select 'Upgrade existing system'.
3. Begin the install. Installer hangs in Pre-install
Actual Results: Installer hangs
Marked as duplicate of 109462
Booting with the following options works now:
linux allowcddma 'resolution=1400x1050'
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 109462 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.