Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72760
On laptop in GUI text goes below bottom of screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
I tried upgrading a machine here that has Red Hat 7.3 on it. Anaconda hangs
right after the "Installation Type" screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot install cd
2.After "Installation Type" screen system hangs
Actual Results: Installation hangs
Expected Results: a proper installation!
The installation seems to be 640x480 in a 800x600 screen (I have grey borders
all around) and at the "Installation type" screen, I do not see the "upgrade"
option as the screen is not big enough. When I click on "Custom installation"
and click on "Next", installation freezes.
Text mode install brings me up to the partitioning stage.
Have you tested the CDs using these instructions?
Yes, I just did. The same CD's installed four other machines without problems.
What about the screen being 640x480, and not being able to see the "Custom"
I noticed this same problem as well on my inspiron 4000. After some playing
around, it seems that what's happening is that the Upgrade option is getting
rendered underneath the button bar (with Next, Back, etc on), however the clicks
are still getting sent to the upgrade option. So, when you go to click Next
or Back, instead of registering as a next or back click, its registering as
selecting the upgrade option. This of course turns most of the options on the
screen gray, causing the user to think that anaconda started doing something,
when really its waiting for you to click a button that you can't.
Booting with 'linux lowres' seems to ge a good workaround for this problem.
This sounds exactly like what was happening. Tomorrow, I'll try the lowres
option and see if that works.
This is a pretty bad bug...I hope it gets fixed.
Created attachment 73524 [details]
Image of misrendered install type screen.
A good work around (that just worked for me fine) is choosing your option, and
holding down "Alt" and hitting "N" (which will hotkey the "Next" key) to move
on, so that you're not redirected to the "Upgrade" option (which I didn't even
Just my 2 cents...
I have the same problem with a Dell Latitude C600
You can also pass 'resolution=<mode>", where <mode> is something like 1024x768,
to force anaconda into a mode.
The other problem is known.
*** Bug 74987 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 74745 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 75174 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 75970 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Should be fixed internally.
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time. I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide. If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.