Bug 200632 - Installer terminates unexpectedly after confirming download parameters
Summary: Installer terminates unexpectedly after confirming download parameters
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-07-29 12:05 UTC by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-03 18:34:52 UTC

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Description Joachim Frieben 2006-07-29 12:05:48 UTC
Description of problem:
After booting from current rawhide "boot.iso", install method "http" is
selected. After entering the download server info and confirming the
latter, the installer terminates, issues "loader received SIGSEGV!" and
invites the user to reboot the system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from "boot.iso" (2006-07-29)
2. Select "http" install method.
3. Enter download server method and confirm.
Actual results:
Installer terminates w/o proceeding to downloading "stage2.img"

Expected results:
Installer proceeds to downloading "stage2.img"

Additional info:
This is a regression with respect to the previous rawhide push
which had "anaconda-".

Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2006-07-29 12:13:09 UTC
The affected system is an "IBM ThinkPad T23 (2647-CG7). On an
additional "DELL GX260N", the installer even crashes producing
a bluescreen as reported in bug #195766.

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2006-07-31 19:42:31 UTC
With today's tree (anaconda-, I'm hitting the name resolution error
present in the URL grabber in loader.  I fixed that problem this morning.  If I
enter the IP address of the HTTP server, it works fine.

I was able to get a SIGSEGV if I proceeded with an HTTP installation, but have
the Ethernet cable disconnected.  Looking in to that.

Comment 3 Joachim Frieben 2006-08-01 11:36:38 UTC
I have just tried "anaconda-", and I am able to perform an
install unless I add >= 2 boot parameters, including e.g. "hda=CHS",
"resolution=AxB", "skipddc" etc. If, for example, I simply add the disk
geometry and nothing else it will work. The same for the other options.
I conclude that there is a problem with the parsing of the boot parameters.

Comment 4 David Cantrell 2006-08-03 18:34:52 UTC
This problem has been corrected in the latest rawhide builds.

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