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Bug 64397 - graphical install fails with Cyberblade chipset
graphical install fails with Cyberblade chipset
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
: 59569 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-05-03 11:55 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-07 21:45:07 EDT
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Description Chris Ricker 2002-05-03 11:55:32 EDT
Attempting to do a text-mode install from NFS images sometimes crashes (great! a
heisenbug! ;-) with the following error:

Probing for mouse type: Generic - 3 Button Mouse (PS/2)
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 551, in ?
   method = NfsIsoInstallMethod(method[8:], intf.messageWindow)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 264, in __init__
   self.discImages = findIsoImages(tree, messageWindow)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 206, in findIsoImages
   "installer (RECOMMENDED). " % file, type = "okcancel")
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 264, in messageWindow
   return OkCancelWindow(self.screen, title, text)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 117, in __init__
   buttons=[TEXT_OK_BUTTON, _("Cancel")])
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/snack.py", line 547, in
   t = TextboxReflowed(width, text, maxHeight = screen.height - 12)
AttributeError: 'None' object has no attribute 'height'
install exited abnormally

I don't see this if I try graphical installs from the same NFS server
(though this machine cannot successfully do graphical installs; those hang
when the X server is started, since anaconda starts it in an unsupported
resolution and that bug's still not fixed with 7.3)

This doesn't appear to be due to incorrect ISO images -- install sometimes
succeeds, and all images have the correct MD5 checksums:

[root@spazzim iso]# md5sum *.iso
cb91810ce8173039fed24420407e4c59  Valhalla-i386-disc1.iso
ec1b813d32ffdc8edc2be261735d17de  Valhalla-i386-disc2.iso
5dc81ce523cfddf99b4d4d63e91bcaa7  Valhalla-i386-disc3.iso
c9a4d963a49e384e10dec9c2bd49ad73  Valhalla-i386-disc4.iso
41b03d068e84d2a17147aa27e704f79b  Valhalla-i386-disc5.iso
58caad7d93b06c1c0e2af1ce2111a4ae  docs-7.3-i386.iso
b5e24c1043cc190a0fe8a6fa559e7842  lacd-7.3-Productivity.iso
67779193951f92b887f98d9305c39d12  lacd-7.3-Server.iso
c13f08b5b52d6a8f7a27edeb3287ebe8  rescue-cd-7.3.iso
[root@spazzim iso]#
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-05-03 12:33:58 EDT
Have you tried the 'resolution=<width>x<height>' flag at boot time to force the
video mode for graphical install?

I'm guessing there aren't any interesting errors on VC4?
Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2002-06-06 23:52:58 EDT
(summary changed to reflect the bug this has become about)

Good job!  Adding


works with 7.3

Is this something can be forced automatically in future releases (I've not
gotten to try Milan on this machine yet, so I can't say what it does), or should
I just remember to do that always for this machine?
Comment 3 Chris Ricker 2002-06-07 21:42:15 EDT
*** Bug 59569 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-06-11 23:21:01 EDT
I don't know of any way to detect this situation. It would be nice if X could do
the right thing for us.

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