Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25740
installer fails under VMware
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:05 EDT
I am attempting to install beta3 (fisher) under vmware. VMware has a
special XF86 driver/config but does support basic VGA also. I selected a
basic install and specified I had generic VGA. I got the following
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 503, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1179, in run
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda.py", line 529, in __call__
I can install RHL 7 with no problems.
Installation under VMware is not supported.
It seems to me that this is a bug in anaconda and will show up with someone
with a vga compatible card. The new anaconda does not allow selection of a
generic card if it believes it knows the video type.
Ok we can test that.
Brent does this make sense?
Another datapoint -- I was able to successfully install beta3 as a vmware guest
by specifying "unlisted" adapter and then selecting vga-16. Install completed
and system booted fine.
This is a dupe of 25298. The server variable wasn't being properly initialized.
This has already been fixed.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25298 ***