Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432162
Anaconda explodes when activating network interfaces in rescue mode
Last modified: 2008-06-02 13:02:06 EDT
Description of problem:
I booted the DVD in rescue mode and replied "yes" when I was asked if I wanted
to activate network interfaces.
Then, anaconda explodes. (traceback)
The screen speaks about "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/network_text.py in line 579 in
__call__", and in line 511 in chooseNetworkDevice;
UnicodeDecodeError : "'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 17:
ordinal not in range(128)"
And the system halts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot up the rescue cd or the dvd in rescue mode
2. reply yes when you are asked to activate network interfaces
This bug also happens when you try to install Fedora in text mode, after the
choice of the language and the keyboard. You'll have a better output, however I
was not able to save it.
Same problem here, trying to use the rescue cd
I bootet from Fedora-9-Preview-x86_64-netinst.iso, selected rescue mode and
german language and keyboard. When anaconda asked me if I wanted to configure
eth0 I selected yes.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 788, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/rescue.py", line 252, in runRescue
rc = win(screen, anaconda, showonboot = 0)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/network_text.py", line 640, in __call__
rc = self.runMainScreen(screen, dev, showonboot)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/textw/network_text.py", line 210, in runMainScreen
(dev.info['DEVICE']), "networkdev", 1, 5)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 23: ordinal
not in range(128)
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
This always happens when I select german, when I select english, everything
seems to work just fine.
Maybe this is some kind of localisation issue and python trips over an utf8
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Are you still seeing this with Fedora 9 final?
nope, Fedora-9-x86_64-netinst.iso works fine here.
So this seems to be fixed.
Great, thanks for the confirmation
*** Bug 444267 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***