Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119699
Anaconda crashes upgrading FC1 -> FC2t2, Inspiron 5100
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
Description of problem:
I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop with a fully up-to-date FC1
installation. I downloaded the i386 binary CDs and used them to
successfully upgrade my AMD desktop at home (they passed the media
check). When I try to upgrade my laptop, though, the installer
crashes. Anaconda detects my installation, finds the bootloader, and
works its way through the RPM setup process. When it actually starts
to upgrade the packages, though, it crashes while upgrading to
libgcc-3.3.3-3.i386 (the first package). Anaconda exits and the
system reboots. Fortunately I was able to reboot into FC1 with no
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to upgrade FC1 to FC2test2.
2. Watch as anaconda crashes.
Created attachment 99045 [details]
Upgrade log from failed FC1 -> FC2t2 upgrade.
upgrade.log.syslog is empty.
Is there an installer traceback at all?
There's no traceback; it's not a 'hard' crash. It gets to the screen
with the big Fedora logo on the left half of the screen and the names
of the packages it's upgrading at the bottom. It starts to upgrade
libgcc-3.3.3-3.i386, but then exits the installer and reboots.
Garg. The Fedora logo is on the /right/ half of the screen, not the
left. Huked n fonics werkd fur mi.
Is this reproducible? Is there any text about "unexpected error"?
How much ram?
Right before it crashes, on terminal four it prints out a message
about an audit error of some sort. It happens too quickly for me to
copy it verbatum, but it appears to be an error with python trying to
write to the partition it's upgrading. An SELinux error, perhaps?
The laptop reboots immediately after it hits this error, so there's no
time to copy it down.
How about if you hit ctrl-s right as X crashes? Also, does it happen
in text mode?
I haven't tried it in text mode yet, but hitting Ctrl-S doesn't do
anything. This problem is also present in a FC1 -> FC2test3 upgrade
attempt, but the error message has been helpfully removed (AFAICT).
The installer can upgrade other packages, but only crashes on the
libgcc package. Fortunately, I have all sorts of nifty FC2 artwork,
and Metacity claims to be logging me into FC2. Whee. :)
Is this the same as Bug 109389?
Is this better now?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have further
information to add to this report.