Bug 72108 - Anaconda crashed with unhandled exception for network GATEWAY
Summary: Anaconda crashed with unhandled exception for network GATEWAY
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Blocks: 67217
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-21 06:59 UTC by _spookymulder_
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-09-08 00:22:28 UTC
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Description _spookymulder_ 2002-08-21 06:59:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
When attempting to install RedHat Limbo (Null) Beta 3 (7.4 or 8.0?) for I386, 
Anaconda fails with 
an unhandled exception.  

Bad: installation not possible

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):  7.3.94 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start a normal grafix installation (i used with option "linux reiserfs 
because of having backup hdds with reiserfs)
2.install Fullinstallation on HDE1 (format boot 
3.choose fullinstllation and install everything
4.after complete rpm installaton pc crash -->next step would be system 

Additional info:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 778, in handleRenderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 149, in renderCallback
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 631, in nextClicked
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 68, in writeConfiguration
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/instdata.py", line 106, in write
    self.network.write (instPath)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/network.py", line 279, in write
    ip = self.lookupHostname()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/network.py", line 186, in lookupHostname
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 379, in configNetDevice
    return _isys.confignetdevice(device, ip, netmask, gw)
TypeError: argument 4 must be string, not None

Local variables in innermost frame:

system configuration:
Tyan Tiger MPX
Dual Athlon MP 1600+
265MB DDR-Ram Kingston
DawiController Raid PCI
DawiControll SCSI Controller PCI
4x40GB Maxtor on Raid Controller
1x DVD Rom on secondary ide channel

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-22 15:31:31 UTC
Please give complete info on how you configured networking.

Comment 2 _spookymulder_ 2002-08-22 19:40:02 UTC

i just entered on installation my local ip adress ( the subnet
adress, my local computer name and the DNS IPs for my DSL Privder
(DNS 1 = and DNS 2 =

I tested today the textinstallation. that works fine - no crash with the the
same configuration. 

I did that changes at Red Hat 7.3 too and i had no problems.(i do this DNS Setup
because i need a dial on demand connection)

some more information here: I have a 10/100Mbit Hub and my computer is connected
to the hub and hub is connected to SDSL Modem.


Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-22 19:47:54 UTC
Did you install from CD or something else?

Comment 4 _spookymulder_ 2002-08-22 20:34:09 UTC
yes i installed from cd (checked md5sum on all 3 cds and all ok)

i have 3 cd drives 1x dvd rom (company=delta 12x40x)2x scsi cd-rcw recorder teac
58s (8x24x)

I installed from dvd rom.It is connected as Master on secondary channel.

Comment 5 Jared Smith 2002-08-24 19:15:52 UTC
I'm getting this same error on my installation... I'm installing from scratch on
a Dell Inspiron 3800 notebook w/no pcmcia cards installed (i.e. no network card).

I'm more than willing to help debug the problem if you can point me in the right

Comment 6 Preston Brown 2002-08-28 19:50:35 UTC
can you give us the contents of /tmp/netinfo file during installation (i.e. 
before the crash)?  You can switch to a command prompt by pressing 
Ctrl+Alt+F2, and switch back to the installer with Ctrl+Alt+F7.

Comment 7 Preston Brown 2002-08-28 19:51:51 UTC
neither of you are using DHCP, right?

Comment 8 Jay Turner 2002-09-04 12:27:38 UTC
Putting this in Needinfo, as we are awaiting feedback.

Comment 9 _spookymulder_ 2002-09-08 00:22:21 UTC
yes thats right.im not using dhcp

Comment 10 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-02 21:48:52 UTC
I've duplicated this configuration and it worked fine for me.

Comment 11 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 17:38:25 UTC
Time tracking values updated

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