Bug 72760 - On laptop in GUI text goes below bottom of screen
Summary: On laptop in GUI text goes below bottom of screen
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 74745 74987 75174 75970 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-08-27 14:33 UTC by Marc Deslauriers
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:51:50 UTC
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Image of misrendered install type screen. (41.81 KB, image/jpeg)
2002-08-28 14:17 UTC, Sean Dilda
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Description Marc Deslauriers 2002-08-27 14:33:49 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot install cd
2.After "Installation Type" screen system hangs

Actual Results:  Installation hangs

Expected Results:  a proper installation!

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-27 20:40:46 UTC
Have you tested the CDs using these instructions?


Comment 2 Marc Deslauriers 2002-08-27 20:56:21 UTC
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"
installation choice?

Comment 3 Sean Dilda 2002-08-28 02:00:27 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Marc Deslauriers 2002-08-28 02:15:44 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Sean Dilda 2002-08-28 14:17:23 UTC
Created attachment 73524 [details]
Image of misrendered install type screen.

Comment 6 David Bauman 2002-08-28 20:27:10 UTC
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...

Comment 7 Chris 2002-09-06 15:17:09 UTC
I have the same problem with a Dell Latitude C600

Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2002-09-23 22:16:57 UTC
You can also pass 'resolution=<mode>", where <mode> is something like 1024x768,
to force anaconda into a mode.

The other problem is known.

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-03 17:31:15 UTC
*** Bug 74987 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-03 19:10:16 UTC
*** Bug 74745 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-07 20:10:33 UTC
*** Bug 75174 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 12 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-15 14:28:58 UTC
*** Bug 75970 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 13 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-20 20:29:48 UTC
Should be fixed internally.

Comment 14 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:51:50 UTC
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.

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