Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46858
vga-text install fails in VideoCardInfo()
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:21 EDT
OK, this was done under vmware and I know that RedHat does not support
VMware. However, this install works fine under 7.1 but fails uner beta1.
This is a nfs network install with disc1 and disc2 copied into a single
The install proceeds until after the nfs server is defined and accessed.
Then I get the following repeatable failure:
Running anaconda - please wait...
Probing for video card: Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 358, in ?
videohw = videocard.VideoCardInfo()
File "usr/lib/anaconda/videocard.py", line 288, in __init__
install exited abnormally
Does it behave the same way if you do a regular install (i.e. not VmWare)?
I do not have a plain vga-only card (just the simulated on under vmware).
However, using bootnet with the same server on raw hardware works OK.
Then it appears that VMware isn't emulating a generic VGA card properly on your
machine. This isn't something that we can fix since VMware is closed source. :(
Gene did not say that raw hardware video card is not recognized by the
Why are you telling that VMware does not emulate VGA properly?
There are no known cases of improper emulation of VGA hardware. At least
XFree86 VGA16 server works perfectly on VMware.
Mmmm ... I just installed Roswell (beta3) under vmware via an nfs install. The
text mode worked properly although I could not configure generic 640x480 vga.
The install wored fine. Since I made zero changes in VMware, I guess it was
something in anaconda afterall!