Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441793
Fed 9 - Beta - cannot install
Last modified: 2008-04-10 05:02:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I downloaded the 6 CD distribution and tried to install it and got a python
error deep into the 2nd CD. What was installed on the disk was unbootable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 - Beta. Identified somewhere in there as Fedora 8.92 and anaconda 188.8.131.52
I tried twice. Once with an optimistic selection of packages, again with all
package selections turned off.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download i386 CD set of Fedora Beta
2. Attempt to install, turning all package selections off
3. Switch to disc 2 when asked.
4. Observe error.
5. Attempt to reboot carcase - no go.
The last few lines of the python error traceback was:
UnicodeDecodeError - 'ascii' codec can't decode byte )xc2 in position 19:
ordinal not in range(128)
-> s += (hdr['summary'] or "")
Note, the above is hand typed from handwritten copy - may have typos.
Well, it is Beta..
The target machine is an old Gateway laptop (1998-9 or so) with less than 200Mb
of RAM and only a CD drive. Some tests say it is an i686 class processor, but I
have had i686 distributions not run because of something that looked like a
processor incompatibility, thus the i386 selection.
This machine has (recently) run FreeBSD 6.3 and FreeBSD 7.0 and a past version
of Fedora, without too much difficulty. It has a new 80Gb disk.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 437993 ***