Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160618
Installer crashes during Post Install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
When I do an installation of Fedora Core 3 or 4 on this specific machine (it's somewhat older, but other flavors install fine) everything completes successfully but at the end of the installation during Post Install it throws an exception:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1137, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 244, in renderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 873, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 174, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 242, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 1204, in doPostInstall
stdout = devnull)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 53, in execWithRedirect
raise RuntimeError, command + " can not be run"
RuntimeError: /usr/sbin/kudzu can not be run
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 3 and 4 (release)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 3 or 4 from CDs (from ISO images) - images work on other machines without problems
2. Any installation of packages will reproduce this, but I am trying to do a mimimalistic installation.
3. Installation runs through without any problems until the Post Install process and then it throws the Exception mentioned in "Description"
Actual Results: The Exception mentioned in "Description" - I then lose mouse support, but am able to scroll through the information with my keyboard. If I go to "Debug" the monitor goes to standbye mode and essentially is dead.
When I reboot the machine I get the LILO screen, but am not proficient enough with LILO to manually configure it.
Expected Results: ...installation was a success? :-p
I have tried changine memory out, changing CDROM drives, video card, etc. The only things that have remained consistently has been the motherboard and hardrive.
I was hoping that Fedora Core 4 would have addressed this issue, but apparently not. I have confirmed that the CDs are good and work on other machines. I know it's a hardware issue that is causing this, I'm just not sure exactly what it is or the work-around.
Hardrive - 40gig IDE Western Digital
Motherboard - P4VXASD with an Intel P4 1.4GHz CPU
Memory - 384MB (in two chips - swapped between the two without any change)
Video - RIVA128 (also tried with a Creative Labs CT6610)
Keyboard - Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard
Mouse - Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer Wireless
Can you verify your media according to
Also, could you provide the full traceback?
I just completed the media verification and there were no problems.
As for the full traceback I'm not sure how to get that. As I mentioned
previously, the Exception kills mouse support and even though I can tab down to
"Debug" when I hit Enter on it the screen goes blank and the system is locked. I
have tried to boot to the hard drive afterwards and it goes to LILO and I hit
enter and it starts to load but then locks up there as well.
I would typically think these were just systems of a hardware problem, but I had
been running SuSE 9.2 on this machine without any trouble at all for a long time
before I decided to switch it to FC.
Created attachment 115656 [details]
Traceback (most recent call last):
This is the result of the debug button after the crash in fc4
I can't get that information since hitting the Debug button makes the screen go
blank and the machine locks.
I've obtained the same error with the same symptoms. The computer similar, with
PIV 1.4GHz and P4VXASD motherbord with the latest possible update of BIOS. The
same message as error description. I suffered the same problem with FC3.
Solution for FC3 is described in bug #139146. The given solution is exchange
the microcode at the beginning of instalation process in text console (Ctr-Alt-
F2) in the background of installation performed by anaconda.
I'm trying to repeat this procedure, but I'm still receving errors.
First of all, I've extracted files microcode.ko, microcode.dat and
microcode_ctl files from original rpms from FC4.
I'm trying to use script from bug 3139146 (named just "m").
The script is:
rm -rf /dev/cpu
mknod /dev/cpu/microcode c 10 184
./microcode_ctl -f microcode.dat
dmesg | tail
I've checked the number of device in mknod - is correct (LINUX ALLOCATED DEVICES
, Maintained by Torben Mathiasen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Last revised: 05 April
2005, ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/docs/device-list/devices.txt) - character
device, major code 10, minor code 184.
I executed commands from the above script line by line in console.
After command "./microcode_ctl -f microcode.dat" I've obtained message, that
device does not exist and cannot be written (or something similar).
So, I think, that the main problem may be microcode update. Do you have any
idea how to perform that or what I'm doing incorrectly?
Ecxuse me, script "m" is from bug #139146, of course.
I've just discovered that I have problem earlier - with loading microcode.ko
module. No insmod or modprobe can load this module. It is not on list after
lsmod. Any idea?
I've had a similar problem with my installation of FC4. Checked the SHA1 in
Windows, started in graphical mode with the automated check just to be sure,
selected English / Dvorak, selected workstation installation on hdb1
(overwriting a FreeBSD 5.4 installation), got an error message after selecting
automated partitioning (sth about being unable to proceed), worked around this
by deleting the hdb1 partitions and selecting automated install again, and
proceeded to the "Ready to install" screen. When pressing continue, I got the
same message as in the original post, except the last line started as follows:
"error: Error: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition
/dev/hdb2 - Device or resource busy. This means Linux won't know about any[...]"
Sorry for the vague description, but I've been unable to reproduce this error.
My system is an AMD Athlon XP 1600+ w/1GB RAM on nVidia nForce2 motherboard.
I did not have the same problem when installing FC3 on the same configuration
(except Norwegian kbd layout) when that was new.
If you're getting the traceback on failing to run kudzu, please attach the
Created attachment 115711 [details]
Chris C anaconda dump
Here is my anaconda dump created after the error in instalation process
(written on floppy i the last visible window).
Chris C. - please try booting with "linux ide=nodma" and see if the problem
continues to occur. As you can see in your anacdump.txt, something else is
going wrong here and it's most likely that almost no packages are being installed:
error: db4 error(-30977) from db->cursor: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run
*** Bug 160542 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 161024 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 115719 [details]
Chris C - anaconda dump "linux ide=nodma"
Here is my dump for "linux ide=nodma". Instalation finishes as in previous.
The problem is still open for me. Do you have any idea?
I am getting the exact same error when installing FC4. I had Windows XP and
wanted to Dual boot. Now I am left with nothing. It will boot into GRUB and
then nothing. I have tried installing atleast 8-10 times this weekend.
Created attachment 122702 [details]
I'm having the same issue and have attached my dump file. I've tried to
install a couple times, including a minimal install attempt, all with the same
result. I haven't tried an ide=nodma, but I'll try that next.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 139146 ***