Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64523
installer hangs or crashes on anaconda
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a 486 with no LBA support (except for Maxtor's MaxBlast firmware) Linux 7.2
will not install. Tried various configurations and various partition sizes and
locations. Twice it hung on dev-3 package installation, other times with
anaconda crash and details, others with badly laid out shutdown screen with
blue background. Note that this same machine had a Redhat Linux 6.2 install
which was lost during installation formatting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert floppy and CD
Actual Results: see description
Expected Results: Installed OS with bootable harddrive
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 620, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
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
TypeError: read-only character buffer, None
Local variables in innermost frame:
Please boot the installer with the commandline 'linux mediacheck' to verify your
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.