Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53637
install makes computer lock up
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
install program locks up computer.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from CD.
2. install, usually to the point where it has been installing packages.
3. watch computer lock up.
Actual Results: computer locks up, mouse frozen, won't respond to Ctrl-
Alt-Del, have to cycle power.
Expected Results: I should have been a happy Linux user, with a working
machine running Linux that would put my Win ME box to shame and leave Bill
Gates covered with confusion. But no...
Toshiba 366MHz; I had previously tried to install System Commander 2000,
but its install failed and left the machine so it would only boot from A:
and then not recognize C: or the CD; machine had lived a productive life
as a Win98 box until I tried to get fancy; I fiddled the CMOS so it would
boot from CD; using the RH 7.1 disks from "Red Hat Bible" book; doing
Below is the error message I got the first time I ran install. Since this
is computer science, I thought I would run the install program a few more
times again and see if anything different happened. On all subsequent
installs, it locks up without any error message.
Traceback (innermost last):
line 20, in run
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1472, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/fstab.py", line 713, in
raise SystemError, (errno, msg)
SystemError: (22, 'Invalid argument')
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <fstab.GuiFstab instance at 8211190>
msg: Invalid argument
I think this should be filed against 7.0 instead of 7.1.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16686 ***