Bug 206967 - Anaconda stops after keyboard language screen
Summary: Anaconda stops after keyboard language screen
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 6
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2006-09-18 15:20 UTC by Andreas Johansson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Environment:
Last Closed: 2006-09-25 15:23:30 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)
Anaconda log (13.00 KB, text/plain)
2006-09-22 21:57 UTC, Joel Parthemore
no flags Details
/tmp/syslog (37.87 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-09-22 21:58 UTC, Joel Parthemore
no flags Details

Description Andreas Johansson 2006-09-18 15:20:58 UTC
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
screen.

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.

How reproducible:
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
  
Actual results:
Anaconda Freezes

Expected results:
Install would continue

Additional info:
Mainboard is a Nforce2 chipset board.
1.5gb ram
Install disk is ordinary ATA no SATA in the system but there is SATA on the
mainboard.
Graphics card is a Geforce FX 5200 128mb
DVD is a NEC 3500

System runs fine using FC5

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-09-18 15:24:22 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Andreas Johansson 2006-09-20 12:55:51 UTC
(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.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-20 16:05:11 UTC
Does it happen if you do a text mode install?

Comment 4 Ian 2006-09-20 16:13:11 UTC
[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
> gth.manin()

This is a 2-disk system, first disk has WinXP and the 2nd is target
for Fedora:

sda 70904 MB ATA WDC WD 740GD-SOFL
sdb 152625 MB ATA ST3160827 AS 


Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-20 17:29:05 UTC
The full text of the oops, etc is needed.  You should be able to copy off
/tmp/anaconda.log and /tmp/syslog

Comment 6 Andreas Johansson 2006-09-20 22:27:38 UTC
(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.

Comment 7 Joel Parthemore 2006-09-22 21:57:03 UTC
Created attachment 136978 [details]
Anaconda log

Comment 8 Joel Parthemore 2006-09-22 21:58:03 UTC
Created attachment 136979 [details]
/tmp/syslog

Comment 9 Joel Parthemore 2006-09-22 22:00:13 UTC
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
installed.

Comment 10 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-25 15:23:30 UTC
This is the reiserfs oops -- davej fixed the kernel for this last week


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