Bug 11572 - anaconda crashes in remote install(kickstart+pxe)
Summary: anaconda crashes in remote install(kickstart+pxe)
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-05-22 08:07 UTC by nso
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-31 22:53:38 UTC
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Description nso 2000-05-22 08:07:36 UTC
I found "RedHat/instimage/usr/lib/anaconda/lang-table" file does not exist.
I can't find this bug on bugzilla.

I ftped Redhat 6.2 zoot-i386 iso file from ftp.redhat.com about 1 month
before.(I can't remember exactly when I was downloading it.)

Screen dump
Exception Occurred
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 341, in ?
  extraModules = extraModules)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 290, in __init__
  self.language = Language ()
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 203, in __init__
  f = open("/usr/lib/anaconda/lang-table", "r")
IOError: [Errno 2] Mo such file or directory: '/usr/lib/anaconda/lang-

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-23 14:23:10 UTC
what is your kickstart language selection ...?

(a code snippet from the 6.2 todo.py shows this situation occurs when the
lang-table is not found in any of the expected places:

class Language (SimpleConfigFile):                                              
def __init__ (self):                                                            
self.info =
if os.access("lang-table",
os.R_OK):                                             		f = open("lang-table",
"r")                                              elif
os.access("/etc/lang-table", os.R_OK):                                      		f
= open("/etc/lang-table", "r")                                        
f = open("/usr/lib/anaconda/lang-table",

Comment 2 nso 2000-06-23 20:42:35 UTC
This is my kickstart configuration file.
I used it for RedHat Linux 6.1.

lang en_US
network --bootproto=static --ip= --netmask= --
gateway= --nameserver=
nfs --server --dir /export/zoot
keyboard us
zerombr no
clearpart --all
part / --size 2000
part /export --size 6500
part swap --size 1 --grow
mouse msintellips/2
timezone ROK
xconfig --server "SVGA" --monitor "Samsung SyncMaster 15GLe"
rootpw --iscrypted 5uhWrmjV11UYU
auth --useshadow --enablemd5
lilo --location mbr
@ Everything
mkdir /user
cat <<EOF >>/etc/fstab
node00:/user    /user   nfs     defaults        0 0
cat <<EOF >>/etc/hosts node00

Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-08-31 22:53:36 UTC
hmmm ... using the above kickstart file (changing the necessary info such as
server name & location, ip info, etc) with 6.2 works in our test lab ... can you
reverify your download ...?

please reopen if this is still a problem for you and/or you have other
information on how to reproduce the problem ... thanks for your report!

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