Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157410
FC4Test3 DVD installation fails with python assertion and reboot
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always on one computer (AMD Athlon processor).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from DVD in graphic mode
2. Go all the way past medium check (which gave OK)
3. Just after python start seen the assertion and following reboot
Copied from the screen:
python: Python/compile.c:1235: com_addbyte: Assertion 'byte>=0 && byte<==255' failed
Fedora Core 4 test 3 installed.
Did not test non-graphic install, yet.
I'll add that the BIOS is American Megatrends Inc., P2.20 and Fedora was being
installed from LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1633S drive. Motherboard make: unknown (not
possible to open the box).
Changing component to Anaconda.
I've checked the mainboard make. It's Epox P2-112A. The same DVD disk had no
problem installing on another PC (Intel P4, Asus mainboard).
Some more info: the text installation WFM unlike the graphic one. The graphic
card is a Radeon 9200.
Does booting with 'linux ide=nodma' help?
Yes, the graphic installation does work with "ide=nodma".
Changing version to "fc4" as this problem happens also with the final FC4 on the
same very computer.
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]
Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.
If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..
mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak
closing due to inactivity. assuming errata kernel fixes this.