Bug 503049 - Boot F11/ppc and point to F11/i386 for install.img should present WARNING
Boot F11/ppc and point to F11/i386 for install.img should present WARNING
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 503458 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-05-28 10:52 EDT by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 02:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-16 13:46:35 EDT
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Description James Laska 2009-05-28 10:52:42 EDT
Description of problem:

Accidentally entering a i386 install.img URL, the installer doesn't fail gracefully.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot F11/ppc install media (boot.iso + askmethod, or just PXE)
2. Point to a F11/i386 installation source for install.img
Actual results:

Running anaconda, the Fedora system installer - please wait...
exec of anaconda failed: Exec format error
install exited abnormally [1/1] 
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
	/mnt/runtime done
	disabling /dev/loop0 LOOP_CLR_FD failed: 6
	/proc done
	/dev/pts done
	/sys done
	/selinux done
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system

Expected results:

Expected a warning screen that indicated the install.img is for another architecture?  But perhaps it doesn't work this way anymore?

Additional info:
Comment 1 Andy Lindeberg 2009-06-01 11:07:50 EDT
*** Bug 503458 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 12:43:52 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2010-03-16 13:46:35 EDT
I don't think we have the information to make this determination until it's too late to do so.

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