Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125502
Anaconda unhandled exception
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
Enclosed anaconda dump is generated while installing FC2.
This occurs after the installation step that formats the disks.
Installation ove FTP in local network.
Tyan K8W Pro
2 Opteron CPU
2 Gig RAM
3 Ware 8506-4 RAID 5
4 disks 120 GB each. One is left out as hot spare (not that this
may be relevant)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC2 Release CDs
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start with boot cd to boot over ftp
2. Say yes to all
3. Wait it starts to actually install packages
4. Observe the window saying unhandled exception
Actual Results: always back to reboot. IOW, nothing useful.
Expected Results: do the installation :-)
Created attachment 100959 [details]
dump file generated by anaconda
Is this reliably reproducible?
Having spent 3 full days on it, it is quite
reproducible here ;-)
I have tried almost all combinations I can
-- With/without GUI
-- With/without Firewall
each and every one of them failed.
I am at wits end. I will revert to using FC1.
Shame really, I kept this box around unused for
nearly 2 months so that I'd try FC2-x86_64 on it.
I have solved this --sort of.
It seems it is somehow possible that the DVD
download can introduce some impurities into
I replaced the Fedora/base contents with fresh copies
from remote ftp sites, And, installation succeeded
with a quirk:
To test, I run the setup with Install Everything
(except for Firewall) and I get the same Unhandled
Exception right after it is done with wordtrans* rpms.
wordtrans* rpms (as well as others) have the correct
MD5 checksums. I can't tell what else is wrong with them.
Anyway, for my purposes, this bug can be said to be
I am sorry it took so much of my time --probbaly yours