Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 32937
QA0328: installer can nof find XFree86-XF86_VGA16
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:20 EDT
During the install on unsupported card I specified VGA16 server. Looking
at the VC3 I found the following:
Error selecting XFree86 server package: package XFree86_VGA16 is not
Brent please address.
Same for MONO server.
Is this a cd that you burned yourself? If so, can you look on VC3 and VC4 and
see if there are any strange messages like 'Seek error' or something like that?
I think you might have either a bad cd or something got corrupted during your
download. The packages are definitely in the tree, so the installer should find
This is not a CD. I downloaded two iso files, mouted and used ncftp put -R their
content to an ftp site. Then did an FTP install. I'll verify that these packages
are indeed presend in ftp directory.
The both files are on the ftp site from which I did an install. Something could
be wrong with either file names or the installer itself
These should be the exact filenames. I can't reproduce this bug.
I just did a qa0328 workstation install in VMWARE and all is still the same.
I believe one must use unsupported/undetected video card to trigger the bug.
Hit submit too early. The install was done to disk hda from iso images, placed
on the virtual disk hdb and using boot.img with HD option.
Was this problem occuring when installing under vmware?
I have to test this under VMware because I do not have real unsupported video
card to force installation of VGA16 server.
In any case install in VMware should not fail to locate VGA16 server. For the
best of my knowledge 6.2 and 7.0 did not exibit this problem.
Still the same in QA0401
fixed in CVS.
Thank you. Should I wait for next iso to test it or there is faster way?
make an ext2 floppy and place http://people.redhat.com/msw/text.py on it. Boot
the installer with "linux updates". It will prompt you to insert the disk with
the updated code.