Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53246
GUI Installer bombs out after package selection
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:53 EDT
Standard install (enter at syslinux prompt), tried both "Custom" and
"Laptop" install. Everything works fine, until package selection. After
picking categories, and hitting "Next", the checking dependancies window
pops up for a second or two, then the installer exits abnormally - no
Works fine in text mode installer.
How much RAM do you have?
Could you look on VC3 and VC4 for any error messages?
128M memory. The last line on VC3 is
Swap attempt of 128M to 256M
No errors on VC4.
Is this a CDROM or NFS based install?
We've done tons of these cases and haven't seen your problem, so I'm trying to
figure out if there is a hardware issue involved.
What is the hardware?
HP Omnibook 6000 CD based install, ATI Rage Mobility Pro 8M video card. I'll
try reburning the discs tonight to double check the media.
OK, let us know when you've verified the media.
Burned a fresh out-of-the-box CD, reverified md5sum, same results. Also
attaching string of gdk and gtk error messages (these seem to have been there in
previous installer, attaching in case they're relevant).
Created attachment 31095 [details]
Gdk and Gtk error messages
try using the nofb option at boot.
This is 100% reproducable, correct?
Still happens with nofb at boot, and yes, it's 100% reliable.
Hmm the gdk/gtk messages are harmless (but noisy).
Did you try ide=nodma when you booted?
Booted install with 'linux ide=nodma', same result.
you're not doing individual package selection, correct?
Correct - package group selection only.
have any of the Fairfax releases installed?
Yes - RC1 installed with no problems.
Still present in enigma...
Does TUI install work ok? We haven't seen this behavior in any of our testing.
Of course, we don't have your exact hardware...
Yes, TUI works fine.
Another data point: exact same problem, equally reproducable, on my desktop at
home, which has an ATI Rage Pro Turbo AGP 2X video card.
Hmm...contrary to what msf said earlier, I think the problem is related to the
GTK errors somehow. You should not be seeing those messages, and since the
md5sums check out and TUI works fine, it's not the cdrom's problem.
Have you tried booting with 'linux lowres nofb' and seeing if that makes a
Any more info here?
Nope - same results...
I tried Enigma with an ATI Rage Pro Turbo and the install completed
successfully. I don't know what is causing the problems that you are seeing,
and I am unable to reproduce them. Resolving as Worksforme.