Bug 175843 - Installer hangs when loading bitmap-fonts-0.3-4.noarch
Installer hangs when loading bitmap-fonts-0.3-4.noarch
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: James Antill
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-12-15 12:49 EST by Daniel L. Hunter
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-22 23:43:51 EDT
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Description Daniel L. Hunter 2005-12-15 12:49:25 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
This problem has occured twice.  I attempted to install Fedora Core 4 as a desktop and as a workstation.  Both times the installer froze at the same point.  I'm installing this on a Compaq Presario 5000 (5BW160).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go through setup process by choosing either desktop or workstation
2. Adjust components accordingly
3. Continue install until it attempts to install bitmap-fonts-0.3-4.noarch which, at this point, freezes the install

Actual Results:  nothing - install frozen

Expected Results:  it should have continued to install the rest of te system

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Comment 1 Daniel L. Hunter 2005-12-15 13:28:08 EST
Same problem occured using text based install
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-12-15 17:26:14 EST
Did you run media check on your media. I really strongly doubt that it's
actually a problem with the bitmaps-fonts package itself.
Comment 3 Daniel L. Hunter 2005-12-16 10:46:07 EST
I did run a media check, multiple times in both text and graphical mode.
Comment 4 Daniel L. Hunter 2005-12-16 10:53:16 EST
I unsuccessfully attempted to install the XFree86 package on this same machine 
using a different Linux distribution prior to installing Fedora Core 4 so I 
strongly suspect that this issue is being caused by the hardware...is it 
possible that this package is just incompatible with the Compaq Presario 5000 
(5BW160)?  Is there any way to exclude the bitmaps-fonts package while still 
installing XFree86? 
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-12-17 02:32:06 EST
bitmap-fonts has very little to do with hardware - any issues with the hardware
would not be specific to that package.

When the installer is frozen, are you able to switch virtual consoles with
ctrl-alt-<f1>/<f2>, etc?
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-19 13:10:39 EST
Also, are the numlock, etc keys flashing on your keyboard when it hangs? 
Comment 8 James Antill 2007-05-22 23:43:51 EDT
 >18 months with no info, fc4 problem.

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