Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61840
Installer threw exception when attempting to start upgrading
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading window 98 to window-me, I lost LILO. I followed resolution as
documented in http://kb.redhat.com/view.php?eid=94 to do an upgrade. After
selecting create boot disk and create LILO, the installer started the upgrade
process. Then it threw an exception and asked me to report a bug. The message
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 19,
rc = self.todo.doInstall ()
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 2081, in
self.hdList, self.upgrade, langlist)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 277, in install
lilo.read (instRoot + '/etc/lilo.conf')
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 140, in read
if image: self.addImage(image)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 79, in addImage
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/lilo.py", line 54, in getEntry
Local variables in innermost frame:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start installer using CD-ROM
2.Follow instructions to upgrade
3.On the page to create LILO, select create boot disk and create LILO. Choose
install LILO boot record on dev/hda MBR. Whether selecting default boot
partition to be dos or linux did not change the result (i.e. same exception
4. Select "next"
Actual Results: Installer started to process. Then exception was thrown.
Expected Results: Installer should continue to start upgrading.
I also tried to use the boot disk to boot. It failed to boot up. So I cannot
get into Linux at all.
The instructions do not say to do a complete upgrade installation; instead, you
should run lilo prior to the install completing. But, what did your
/etc/lilo.conf look like since it appears it got misparsed (or was invalid and
we didn't catch the fact that it was invalid)
Since I cannot boot into Linux, I cannot tell what is in /etc/lilo.conf.
I used CD-ROM to start up the installer and then selected option for every
question the installer prompted. There was no option for me to run LILO.
There was an option to whether create LILO and I selected this option. I then
selected "next". The installer started to do some processing and then threw
the exception as described.
You have to go to tty2 from the installer to run lilo. The installer does not
provide this as an option.
At this point, this is not a bug and as bugzilla is not a support forum, for
further support, you will either need to contact our support organization or ask
on a general mailing list such as enigma-list
(https://listman.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/enigma-list) or redhat-list.