Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206967
Anaconda stops after keyboard language screen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:43 EST
Description of problem:
In FC6 Test 3 I cant get past the choose keyboard language layout screen during
install. In FC6 Test 2 it got stuck even earlier during the install anyway nag
This happens in both Gui and Text install mode.
I have performed a media check on all media I tried.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda from FC6 Test3 DVD or CD or FC5 DVD CD.
Every time I try to install from DVD or CD.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Pop the DVD or CD in
2.Choose gui or text install
3.Click NEXT button after choosing keybaord language layout
Install would continue
Mainboard is a Nforce2 chipset board.
Install disk is ordinary ATA no SATA in the system but there is SATA on the
Graphics card is a Geforce FX 5200 128mb
DVD is a NEC 3500
System runs fine using FC5
When it hangs, can you press ctrl-alt-f4 and see if there are any messages on
the screen that look like a kernel panic? Also, do you have any reiserfs
partitions on the system?
(In reply to comment #1)
> When it hangs, can you press ctrl-alt-f4 and see if there are any messages on
> the screen that look like a kernel panic? Also, do you have any reiserfs
> partitions on the system?
I dont seem to be able to press anything, its a total lockup: Ctrl alt f1-f8
shows nothing. No reiserfs on discs that I know of. I have Ubuntu 6.06 installed
on the disc, it made its own partitions using the auto partitioner.
I will look in to it a bit more.
Does it happen if you do a text mode install?
[This is a 3rd party report]
This also happens on an HP xw6200 dual-proc workstation (ia64).
When doing CTRL-ALT-F4
> I got a lot of things (stranges things)
> a lot of
> <4> [<c0403179>] .....
> and an error <4> [<c0403179>] error_code+0x39/0x40.
Also on F3 screen:
> warnings Step Installtype does not exist
> warnings Step complete does not exist
> warnings /USR/lib/anaconda/gui.pg:1108:PangoWarning:
> Error loading GP05 table 4097
This is a 2-disk system, first disk has WinXP and the 2nd is target
sda 70904 MB ATA WDC WD 740GD-SOFL
sdb 152625 MB ATA ST3160827 AS
The full text of the oops, etc is needed. You should be able to copy off
/tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog
(In reply to comment #3)
> Does it happen if you do a text mode install?
Yes, I wrote that in the report :)
How could I get into /tmp/anaconda.log if my system does a total freeze? Im
going to check it out more and reply later.
Im not a dev so I might need some step by step help later on to get the info you
need to see.
Created attachment 136978 [details]
Created attachment 136979 [details]
Okay, I can verify the same effect. Anaconda.log and syslog are attached.
Everything is fine until I hit "next" on the language screen. A pop-up briefly
appears "searching for Fedora Core installations", and then things go bye-bye.
I'm running a Dell Precision 530 with dual 1.5gH Xeon processors. The current
Fedora installation is on a SCSI raid array; there is also an IDE hard drive
This is the reiserfs oops -- davej fixed the kernel for this last week