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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22enterprise i686)
Description of problem:
When upgrading from 6.2 to 7.0, the graphical installer hangs after showing
the message "Preparing to install". On one of the other consoles, I get
the error message "Unexpected async reply". I tried installing in text
mode, and instead of hanging, I get a signal 11. I tried the anaconda
update and got the same results. This is similar to bug #23674. I am
using official RedHat Linux CDs. I have tried two different sets of CDs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from the installation CD
2. Use default keyboard/mouse settings
3. Choose Upgrade
4. Turn off the "Create Boot Disk" option.
5. Proceed through the screens until the message "Preparing to Install" is
Actual Results: On the graphical install, the installation program is
hung. The mouse still moves, and I can switch to other consoles. After
switching back to the graphical console, the screen is not redrawn
properly. One of the consoles displays an error "Unexpected async reply".
Expected Results: Installation should have continued.
System is a Dell Precision 420
this particular bug should be fixed in Red Hat Linux 7.1