Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 44044
Fatal Error when trying to install RH7.1
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:38 EDT
Description of Problem:
Fatal error when installing. I was able to install once
choosing "workstation" class configuration, however, now I am having
problems with that. I thought it was happening when I tried to manually
partition the disk, but I don't think that is the case.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
line 83, in __call__
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/snack.py", line 86, in setCurrent
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <snack.Listbox instance at 82c9470>
tsS'Arabic (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)'
tsS'English (South Africa)'
I think that you might have a bad cd. Can you look on VC3 and VC4 and see if
there are any error messages?
Please excuse my ignorance on this. Until today I had never dealt with a
virtual console. I have done some reading, but am still not sure where I would
look for errors. I would be happy to look into this further. I will continue to
look on my own but would also appreciate any direction (location of documents,
etc.) that you could give me.
Ok...sure. When you are in the installer, press <Ctrl><Alt><F3> and
<Ctrl><Alt><F4> and see if you see any error messages about reading the cd. If
something's not right with the cd, you should see some kind of cdrom seek errors
on VC4. Does that help?
I didn't find anything that explicitly said error on VC3 or VC4. These two
lines caught my attention though:
<4> Unable to identify CD-ROM format
<6> cdrom: open failed
I am booting from CD-ROM when trying to install.
Those messages can be safely ignored. I don't know exactly why the kernel says
that, but it always does.
Anyway, are these cd's that you burned yourself? If so, did you check the
md5sums of the ISO images before you burned them?
No, I bought the CDs at a CompUSA.
This is very odd. I don't know what the problem is. The debug error message
doesn't make a lot of sense. It seems to say that "America/New York" isn't a
valid time zone...which it is. Try typing in 'linux ide=nodma' at the bootup
screen. Does that help?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.