Bug 72707 - Anaconda requires mouse attached to system to install
Anaconda requires mouse attached to system to install
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-08-26 15:32 EDT by Erik Enge
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-26 16:26:33 EDT
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Description Erik Enge 2002-08-26 15:32:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
In text mode, when installing RedHat Null on i386, having no mouse attached to
the box makes anaconda exit and halt the system ("you may now safely reboot your

There is a Python traceback ("no mouse found"-type thing), but there is now way
I can get a hold of it since anaconda shuts the system down (thing scroll past
pretty quickly and I can't write it down by hand after-the-fact).

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Null (no mouse attached)
2. Choose text or GUI install
3. Wait for it to die saying "no mouse found" when starting up anaconda

Actual Results:  Anaconda halted the system gracefully.

Expected Results:  It should not matter if the mouse is present or not for
text-based installs.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-26 16:26:05 EDT
This has been fixed.
Comment 2 Mike McLean 2002-08-29 16:30:54 EDT
mouseless install confirmed (falls back to text mode)


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