Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178952
Installer crashes with python 'GC Object is already tracked' in vmware WS 5.5.1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:22 EST
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Description of problem:
When I try to install FC5test2 on a VMWare virtual machine (WS 5.5.1) the installer crashes at unpredictable moments with the message 'GC Object is already tracked' I've run memtest86-3.2 on both the virtual and on the physical machine: no memory errors where detected. I've tried different memory setups and different disk configurations (IDE/SCSI-BusLogic/LSI).
I tried the install from the DVD iso image. VMWare can publish this as a physical drive to the virtual machine.
The crash always occurs somewhere between the start of package selection and the start of instalation. The exact point is variable, but I never get past resoving dependancies.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a new virtual machine with the ISO image as cdrom drive
2. Boot from the virtual DVD drive
3. Walk through the installation menus
Actual Results: The installer bails out with a fatal error as described above
Expected Results: The installation should complete
Contact me if you want me to try things out
This works fine on physical hardware and an error like that really sounds a lot
like a VMware bug.