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Bug 126333 - installer stops after glibc on first cd and automatically reboots
installer stops after glibc on first cd and automatically reboots
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-06-18 23:11 EDT by Don Beusee
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 14:52:09 EDT
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Description Don Beusee 2004-06-18 23:11:14 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7)
Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.9

Description of problem:
System reboots under RH Linux 9 and kernel 2.4 is only selection in
grub, which shows Fedora banner.  upgrade.log only contains the text
below between the "cut here" lines:
------------------------------cut here-------------------------
Upgrading 615 packages

The following packages were automatically
selected to be installed:
Upgrade: XFree86 was on the system.  Pulling in xterm for upgrade.
Upgrade Dependency: Needs (('galeon', '1.2.7', '3'), ('mozilla',
'35:1.2.1'), 8,
 None, 0), automatically added.
Upgrade Dependency: Needs (('gq', '0.4.0', '3'), ('libcom_err.so.3',
None), 0, N
one, 0), automatically added.
Upgrade Dependency: Needs (('php-manual', '4.2.2', '17'), ('php',
'4.2.2-17'), 8
, None, 0), automatically added.

Upgrading libgcc-3.3.3-7.i386.
------------------------------cut here-------------------------

I was not able to pause before reboot with the pause key, so I could
not tell if the installer crashed or what.  I could not see any
indication of an error.  It would be nice if there was a "press return
to continue..." message just before reboot when installing.

I tried twice with the same result.  This is on a Dell Latitude CPi
laptop.  This is the first time I tried to install any Fedora release,
but all previous versions of redhat from 6.0 to 9.0 had no problems.

Pls advise.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run installer, select upgrade

Actual Results:  System is not upgraded.

Expected Results:  System should be upgraded to Fedora Core 2, kernel 2.6.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-21 14:03:25 EDT
Can you verify your media according to the instructions at
Comment 2 Don Beusee 2004-06-21 14:09:53 EDT
Sorry - I forgot to add that I did that and it PASSed.
Comment 3 Don Beusee 2004-06-28 19:17:30 EDT
Is there any other troubleshooting I can do?  Can I somehow fix it to
run an xterm when the installer dies instead of rebooting?  Can I
start up the GUI installer manually somwhow?
I just ran "linux text" to install using text mode and it seems to be
working.  So the problem is with the GUI installer.

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