Bug 28070 - Installer incounters an internal error while trying to write the boot password
Installer incounters an internal error while trying to write the boot password
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-16 19:33 EST by Matthew Lawson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-20 14:32:28 EST
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Description Matthew Lawson 2001-02-16 19:33:53 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.61C-SGI [en] (X11; I; IRIX 6.5 IP22)

When you install in the GUI interface, the installer hangs after finnishing
copying files.  If you try text mode,  after the post install thinger comes
up, it tells you that an exception occurred and asks you to report it
here.  you have three options at this point: OK, which restarts the
computer, "save", which saves a bunch of code to a floppy and then reboots,
and "debug" I do not know what that does exactly.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.insert boot disceset in A drive and Red hat linux cd 1 into cdrom drive.
2.Install in text mode any way you want.
3.wait for the program to finnish copying files.

Actual Results:  I got an internal error, apperently somthing to do with
the root password, and no option exept to reboot, save or debug.

Expected Results:  I should have been propted to make a boot diskesset, and
then to restart my computer. after which LiLo should have started

here is the string of code that got saved to my floppy.
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
    rc = apply (step[1](), step[2])
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
    if todo.doInstall ():
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1632, in
    self.writeConfiguration ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1383, in
    self.writeRootPassword ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 660, in
    self.setPassword("root", pure)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1151, in
    stdin = p[0], stdout = devnull)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 40, in
    raise RuntimeError, command + " can not be run"
RuntimeError: /usr/bin/passwd can not be run

Local variables in innermost frame:
argv: ['/usr/bin/passwd', '--stdin', 'root']
root: /mnt/sysimage
stdin: 16
newPgrp: 0
stdout: 15
stderr: 2
command: /usr/bin/passwd
searchPath: 0
ignoreTermSigs: 0

ToDo object:

Comment 1 Matthew Lawson 2001-02-18 15:50:57 EST
This bug may only occur on an optiplex dell pc.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-20 14:32:24 EST
On a linux system, mount the CD and try this command:

  rpm -K --nogpg /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/passwd*

I think the CD is bad.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-14 12:57:50 EST
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to add.

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