Bug 186233 - Anaconda text mode broken for languages other than "us"
Summary: Anaconda text mode broken for languages other than "us"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL: http://ninan.info
: 186672 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-03-22 13:53 UTC by Christian Kalkhoff
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-09-13 18:57:41 UTC
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Description Christian Kalkhoff 2006-03-22 13:53:41 UTC
Description of problem: 
It is impossible to use the text mode installer in a language other than us 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
Fedora Core 5 DVD Images (x86 and x86_64 tested) 
How reproducible: 
Start installer in text mode using "linux text" on the syslinux shell, boot 
into anaconda and select language "German".  
When coming to partitioning only a "blue-screen" (Hehe) is drawn, pressing F12 
let you delete all partitions but there are no widgets to configure anything. 
The anaconda log states that there were no screens found. 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Enter linux text on boot prompt (syslinux) 
2. Select language "german" or probably any other in anaconda 
3. Try to proceed installation to after "Reinstall" fedora core 
Actual results: 
Blue curses screen without content instead of the partition tool 
Expected results: 
Partition tool 
Additional info: 
Work around is to use "us" as language for installation. Since FC5 it is 
possible to installation "Languages" in post-installation so that shouldn't be 
such a matter.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-03-27 16:18:17 UTC
*** Bug 186672 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2006-09-13 18:57:41 UTC
Language support other than English in text mode is really difficult in
anaconda.  We have limited screen real estate, which is a problem for languages
like German.

We do our best to make sure it works and we still offer text mode German
intallations, but you would be much better off doing either a graphical
installation.  If you don't have a display on the system, try a VNC install
where you can run the graphical installer from another host.  Even better than
all of that is a kickstart install which isn't even interactive.

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