Bug 57514 - Installer crashed when installing on 486DX33
Installer crashed when installing on 486DX33
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-14 13:29 EST by Randall W. Holobaugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-26 23:39:10 EST
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Dump file from 486-100 install failure (60.54 KB, text/plain)
2001-12-14 14:34 EST, Michael Lay
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Description Randall W. Holobaugh 2001-12-14 13:29:15 EST
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Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Trying to install RH in text mode.
2.  Selected the following packages to be installed:
        Printing Support
        Classic X Windows System
        X Window System
        Sound/Multimedia Support
        network Support
        DNS Server

3. Formatted the filesystem automatically
4. Message on screen said "Transferring install image to hard disk"
5. Solid disk activity for about 2 minutes, then I recived and error
message "Exception Occurred"

Exception Occurred:

An unhandled exception has occured.  This is most likely a bug.  Please
copy the full text of this exception or save the crash dump to a floppy
then file a detailed bug report against anaconda at

Traceback (innermost last):
	File "/usr/bin/anaconda:, line 620, in ?
	File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 408, in run
	File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 143, in gotoNext()
	File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 208, in moveStep
		rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
	File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 489, in doInstall
	File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 294, in sortPackages
		elif (string.lower(first[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME])
	TypeError: read-only character buffer, None


Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Lay 2001-12-14 14:33:31 EST
This looks like the error I get also.  Installing 7.2 on a 486DX4-100 with
64M ram, 6G HD, Trident video.  Install process goes to varying points, then
fails with the bug window.  I will attach my dump file.
Comment 2 Michael Lay 2001-12-14 14:34:58 EST
Created attachment 40671 [details]
Dump file from 486-100 install failure
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-12-17 14:32:04 EST
Could you please save the errors to floppy and attach all the error output?
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2002-01-20 22:21:43 EST
mlay, the following section of your traceback makes me think you have either a
bad cd or a bad cdrom drive.  Did you check the md5sum of the ISO?

<4>hdb: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdb: ATAPI reset complete
<4>hdb: irq timeout: status=0xc0 { Busy }
<4>hdb: ATAPI reset complete
<4>hdb: irq timeout: status=0xc0 { Busy }
<4>end_request: I/O error, dev 03:40 (hdb), sector 782820
<4>hdb: status timeout: status=0xc0 { Busy }
<4>hdb: drive not ready for command
<4>hdb: ATAPI reset complete
<4>hdb: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdb: ATAPI reset complete
<4>hdb: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdb: ATAPI reset complete
<4>spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2002-01-31 12:45:21 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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