Bug 36379 - RFE: anaconda dumps on hd install
Summary: RFE: anaconda dumps on hd install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
URL: www.stanford.edu/~dbrumley/Projects/s...
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-04-17 23:00 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-09 19:23:38 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2001-04-17 23:00:02 UTC
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Two problems:
a) HD Install asks for iso images.  Shouldn't this be RPMS directory?
b) HD install makes anaconda dump.  URL above gives anaconda dump output.
THis occurs right after selecting KDC/password/etc.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mirror redhat to <hdc7>/os/redhat-7.1
2. make boot floopy
3. boot off floppy, install from <hdc7>/os/redhat-7.1

Actual Results:  anaconda crashed

Expected Results:  should ask for packages next I think.

first part of traceback:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 520, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/textw/packages_text.py",
line 32
, in __call__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 762, in
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 165, in
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/harddrive.py", line 105, in
KeyError: 1

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-04-18 04:45:37 UTC
There were numerous problems with hard drive installs with Red Hat 7, most of
which were from people whose download of the installation tree got corrupted
somehow.  So, we changed hard drive installs to use iso images instead.  This
way, if there are problems, the user can do an md5sum on the iso image(s) and
compare the result to the md5sum posted on the ftp site to be sure that the
download finished without error.  This change has been clearly documented in the
release notes for 7.1.  If you are trying to download the install tree instead
of the iso images, this will not work.  Just put the two isos on your hard drive
somewhere, boot off the boot.img floppy, and pick the partition the that isos
are stored on.

Having said all this, the installer should be able to fail gracefully instead of
crashing.  We will address this in a future release.

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