Bug 139256 - Anaconda crash in text-mode nfsiso install
Anaconda crash in text-mode nfsiso install
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2004-11-14 10:06 EST by Ed Swierk
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-01 17:00:52 EST
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Description Ed Swierk 2004-11-14 10:06:35 EST
Anaconda crashes when starting a text-mode install using ISO disc
images via NFS.

Since I do not have a mouse connected, Anaconda shows a dialog box
asking whether to continue with graphical install or use text-mode
install instead.  I select the latter, and Anaconda says it is
starting the text-mode install.  Shortly thereafter, Anaconda crashes.

Here is the part of the stack trace still visible on the screen after
the crash:

  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 573, in __init__
    self.discImages = findIsoImages(tree, messageWindow)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 476, in findIsoImages
    custom_buttons= [_("_Reboot"),
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 272, in messageWindow
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/snack.py", line 547, in
    t = TextboxReflowed(width, text, maxHeight = screen.height - 12)
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'height'
install exited abnormally
Comment 1 Ed Swierk 2004-11-14 11:54:00 EST
I verified the md5sums of the binary CD images, and they all look okay.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-15 10:22:34 EST
Is it the DVD ISO or the CD ISOs?  This is coming about when we try to
report an error with the size of the images not being a multiple of
2048.  Which sometimes happens with broken NFS servers and the DVD iso
but I've never seen it with the CD images except when there's a broken
Comment 3 Ed Swierk 2004-11-15 12:10:08 EST
The directory contained full CD ISOs, and a partially-downloaded DVD
ISO.  Maybe the presence of the partial DVD ISO messed things up?
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-15 12:17:11 EST
Yep, that would probably do it.  Can you confirm that moving it out of
the way makes things work?
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-01 17:00:52 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have further information to add
to this report.

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