Bug 124968 - installer crashed at intf.run when trying to load x-server
Summary: installer crashed at intf.run when trying to load x-server
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-06-01 17:12 UTC by Jim Cavera
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 18:42:29 UTC
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Description Jim Cavera 2004-06-01 17:12:31 UTC
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Description of problem:
Following error message occured when anaconda tried to load x-server:

File "/usr/bin/anaconda" line 1131 in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py" line 664 in run
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rhpl/keyboard.py" line 126 in
    executil.execWithRedirect(argv[0], argv)
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rhpl/executil.py" line 81 in
    os.execv(command, argv)

OSError: [Errno8] Exec format error

I am on the following machine:

Dell Latitude LS, 10gb HDD, 256 RAM, 2 BLANK DOS partitions (256 Mb,
11000 Mb).  Currently, NO OS is on the machine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert Fedora Core 2 Install disk 1 into machine and start up
2.Go through the media test -- everything passes
3.Do nothing else!  Error occurs when x-server tries to start up.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-01 20:37:03 UTC
Are there any errors on tty4 when this occurs?

Comment 2 Jim Cavera 2004-06-01 21:55:48 UTC
not that i can discern.  screen goes blank, then the aforementioned
dialog comes up with details of the error.  also note, install
occurred sucessfully on 3rd attempt.  first two tries generated this
error, third try went all the way through (but then just hangs on the

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-08 19:45:50 UTC
Switching to tty4 (ctrl+alt+f4) should let you see kernel messages to
see if there are any read errors.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-07 18:42:29 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have further
information to add to this report.

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