Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197593
FC devel net install fails when falling back to text mode
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
I've been trying to install FC devel through FTP for a few days now. With the
20060703 i386 boot.iso, I :
- Booted with "linux noipv6"
- Chose English, French keyboard
- Chose FTP install
- Left DHCP configuration (I did see messages about eth0 not having any link
after it successfully got its IP info!)
- Entered location info
- Saw anaconda start, video detection work...
But then I saw some "Install exited abnormally [1/1]" message, and on tty8 :
/usr/bin/python: symbol lookup error: /mnt/runtime/usr/lib/libunicode-lite.so.1:
undefined symbol: wlite_mbrtowc
The only libunicode-lite.so.1 I can find on a normal FC system comes from
anaconda-runtime, so I'm guessing this is more install/anaconda related than it
is python related, although I could be wrong, in which case please reassign to
the right person.
I solved this problem by inserting a floppy disk into the floppy drive!
I was getting the same sort of errors and saw an anaconda message about floppy
and fd0. Wondering if it was looking for a place to dump the error log
automagically, I inserted a blankable floppy in the drive before trying the
It is now working.
For me, adding a floppy doesn't solve the problem.
Now I do have a line "INFO : anaconda floppy device fd0" right before the last
line, which is "WARNING : Graphical installation not available... Starting text
mode." (which is because I have only allocated 128MB RAM to qemu). But I still
got the same problem.
So I tried allocating 512M RAM to qemu... and the graphical insstallation works!
The bug seems to only appear when falling back (or maybe defaulting too) to text
Note also that I don't see the python error on tty8 when installing in graphical
mode, so is it likely to be related to the problem.
Yeah, it's a result of falling back to minstg2.img where we use a stub for some
stuff in glibc... should be fixed in CVS