Description of problem:
When I am using the normal mode, I have a white/funny screen (nvidia gtx260) but it is not the concern of this bug.
When I am using the basic video mode, anaconda is falling back to text mode and apparently it should still be the graphical UI whith the vesa driver.
If anaconda is really falling back to something else, a notice to the user should be made.
I have not seen any messages about vnc install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
13, beta version
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot on dvd media
2. choose basic video driver
A warning that vnc is prefered and text mode is minimalist with lots of functions missing.
If you try to start the installation directly in text mode, does the question pop up?
According to the source, if X fails and anaconda is in kickstart (eg. unattended) mode, then we do not show the question.
On the boot prompt, I typed: "linux text".
I did not get any warning. I arrived on the window where I can check the media.
Please attach logs from the installation to this bugzilla. You can find it in /tmp during the install or in /root/ and /var/log/ after the install.
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I see vnc in the list of options passed to anaconda, this doesn't look as a text install log... also media check should be text mode dialog. The vnc question happens after you select inital keyboard, language and install source.
Yes, of course I completely forgot, I never got any log because I never finished the installation in text mode. How can I get the log without writting anything on the disk? I don't want to break the one already installed.
I have some log from virtualbox. No message either. See below.
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anaconda log (text mode)
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anaconda syslog (text mode)
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install log (text mode)
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install syslog (text mode)
I just cannot reproduce it on the released F13, I will describe what I used:
1/ Boot standard install of F13 with "text" argument added to the boot prompt and repo=http://download.englab.brq.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/x86_64/os argument (triggering netinstall)
eg (we use PXE): /images/Fedora-13_http-x86_64/vmlinuz initrd=/images/Fedora-13_http-x86_64/initrd.img ksdevice=bootif kssendmac repo=http://download.englab.brq.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/x86_64/os
2/ Choose language (en_US)
3/ Choose keyboard (en)
4/ Disable IPv6 support
Network Manager configures network and anaconda downloads install.img
5/ See the screenshot below..
Are you using any kind of kickstart file? How much memory does your machine have? And are you sure that you have correct version? Because our F13 install images use anaconda 13.42 whereas your log says you have 13.37.2.
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Screenshot of Use VNC question
It's the first time I am seeing this screenshot.
I was not using any kickstart file and the computer had 2GB of memory at that time.
I have no idea about the version of fedora I used back then but I can try on the new fedora 14 if the warning still show up.
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