Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442593
Fedora 9 beta problem - upgrade from Fedora 8 fails to install boot loader
Last modified: 2008-04-15 17:10:47 EDT
Description of problem:
I tried to upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 beta. Installation of all rpms went
fine but anaconda crashed when installing the bootloader (grub). I clicked on
the debug option and the console screen shows:
TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, instance found
before this I see bunch of messages - apparently a traceback:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 beta.
Steps to Reproduce:
Can you attach the actual traceback you received?
Well, since this was during the installation, I could not print etc.
I wrote down some more info. For gui.py the line was something like (I don't
have more info on the previous lines - sorry):
gui.py line 1267, in handleRenderCallback
and after that appeared the TypeError:...
below that was:
-> return false
and after this I got the "debugger prompt"
By the way, the boot loader worked after this - although it was installed there
before since this was an upgrade.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 438830 ***