Bug 165415 - anaconda dies after asking about the ethernet interfaces
anaconda dies after asking about the ethernet interfaces
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 163722
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-08-09 01:24 EDT by Keith Matthews
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-12 11:50:57 EDT
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Description Keith Matthews 2005-08-09 01:24:35 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Firefox/1.0.6 (Debian package 1.0.6-1)

Description of problem:
Attempting to install RHEL4-U2-re0721.0-ppc onto an IBM p5 Model 570, into an LPAR with Only 2 * Virtual Ethernets and 1 * Virtual SCSI Client Adapter (10G Virtual Drive from IBM Virtual I/O server 1.1.

I have check the CD's they are ok

Anaconda Output is as follows.
An unhandled exception has occurred.  This   # |
               | is most likely a bug.  Please copy the       # |
               | full text of this exception and file a       # |
               | detailed bug report against anaconda at      # |
               | http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/         # |
               |                                              # |
               | Traceback (most recent call last):           # |
               |   File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1173, in ?  # |
               |     intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)   # |
               |   File                                       # |
               | "/usr/src/build/591232-ppc/install//usr/lib  # |
               | /anaconda/text.py", line 487, in run         #
               |     rc = apply(win, (self.screen, ) + args)  # |
               | TypeError: __call__() takes exactly 5        # |
               | arguments (6 given)                          # |

I took the Dafult Options on Install for Disk Partitioning an empty /dev/sda (AutoPartition) and Default options for eth0 & eth1. anaconda then crashes with above error.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start install
2.Choose Default Options
3.Get as far as completeing the ethernet config.

Actual Results:  Errors above

Expected Results:  Well one would hope to continue the install I guess 8-)

Additional info:

I am the IBM LTC in Australia. I obtained the disk images from our ftp3 server to install for out kernel developers to test some stuff.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-08-09 10:25:40 EDT
Please provide the complete traceback you received.

Also, note that you're probably supposed to be filing this via IssueTracker instead.
Comment 2 Keith Matthews 2005-08-09 21:28:37 EDT

Sorry but that is all the traceback I recieved. 

I scrolled down and it ended with the "arguments (6 given)" Line. I thought it
looked like there should be more, but I have just checked again, and thats where
the traceback stops.


Would you like me to re-enter it there?

I just followed the link in the traceback 8-)

Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-08-12 11:50:57 EDT
That's a really old tree this got fixed on the 22 July in anaconda

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163722 ***
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2005-08-12 11:56:31 EDT
Also note using a vnc install at yaboot prompt:

linux vnc

Will install without the exception.

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