Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64397
graphical install fails with Cyberblade chipset
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:25 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__
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
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?
(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?
*** Bug 59569 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't know of any way to detect this situation. It would be nice if X could do
the right thing for us.