Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441982
cannot install on G5
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:37 EDT
Description of problem:
- the graphical installation comes to a standstill when it tries to start the
X server. It seems the text console stays and there is a cursor in the
top left corner. It's not blinking.
- failing the graphical install, I tried text. It fails during installation
with a python error. Some unicode error: cannot convert 128 to ASCII or so
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever is in the beta DVD ISO
Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to install on Apple G5 (dual socket, but shouldn't matter)
both graphical and text installation succeeds
Can you please retest with either the latest weekly snapshot or rawhide? I know
there have been X changes since the beta that should fix up the first problem
you are seeing (at least, similar issues I was seeing have been fixed since
then) and the unicode error is definitely fixed. Thanks.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you please retest with either the latest weekly snapshot or rawhide?
How? Where is the snapshot?
We already talked about this in IRC, but pasting here just for tracking
purposes. The weekly snapshots are released as ISOs on bittorrent, while
rawhide is really hard to track down ISOs for. Sometimes they're made,
Anyway you can work around the unicode problem by deselecting the usb firmware
packages under hardware support.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.