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Bug 159686 - Installer crashes using fixed IP address with tulip0 / lite-on 82c168 PNIC
Installer crashes using fixed IP address with tulip0 / lite-on 82c168 PNIC
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-06-06 19:47 EDT by Craig James
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-07 16:01:15 EDT
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Description Craig James 2005-06-06 19:47:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
The FC3 installer crashed repeatedly with the message, when I specified a fixed IP address, netmask and gateway, on a machine with a "tulip0 / lite-on 82c168 PNIC" (from dmesg) on eth0.

/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/network_gui.py: 265: GtkWarning: file gtktable.c: line 515 (gtk_table_resize): assertion `nrows > 0 && nrows < 65535' failed
devTable = gtkTable(len/devopts, 2)
install exited abnormally

This happened 6 times in a row.  I tried many combinations; here's what finally cured the problem: 
  1. Installed a different network card
  2. Told it to ignore eth0 and use eth1 (eth0 is on the motherboard)
  2. Left the configuration on DNS (which I changed to a fixed IP after
     the installer finished).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 3 installation CD's

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above description

Actual Results:  Installer crashed and rebooted

Expected Results:  It should have installed FC3

Additional info:

Linux 2.6.11-1.27
Motherboard: MSI KM4AM
MSI manual says ethernet is "VIA VT6103 LAN controller"
Crash happened using:

I don't know if it was the second network card, or switching to DNS, that made the installation finally succeed since I did both at once.  Sorry I couldn't go back to experiment - I needed the computer working.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-06-07 16:01:15 EDT
This is fixed for FC4

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