Bug 80988 - anaconda unhandled exception error
Summary: anaconda unhandled exception error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-03 00:29 UTC by Richard Kircher
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-17 16:54:11 UTC

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Digital photo of the error generated post-install (74.19 KB, image/jpeg)
2003-01-03 20:43 UTC, Michael Lee Yohe
no flags Details

Description Richard Kircher 2003-01-03 00:29:59 UTC
Description of problem: An unhandled exception error occurred, most likely a 
bug.  Most recent call in file /usr/bin/anaconda, line 694, in ? intf.run(id, 
dispatch, configFileData) File "usr/lib/anconda/text.py", line 446, in run 
dispatch.gotoNext().  Could not boot from the rescue boot disk after this 
crash.  I was a dual boot system and Win98SE would no longer boot either

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

How reproducible: Happened on 3rd install (first two did not crash).  Switched 
to Mandrake distribution.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: 
Crashed out of installation on 3rd CD and could not recover anything.  Boot 
from rescue disk failed and Win98SE would no longer boot either until I ran 
fdisk /mbr

Expected results: 
Expected a successful Custom installation of Red Linux 8.0

Additional info: 
The install CD's and the hard drives accepting the installation were in perfect 
condition when checked by the Test option in the Text installer.

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-03 14:58:27 UTC
You still need to submit the full traceback Anaconda generated (it will prompt
you to save to a floppy disk).  This will be beneficial for further analysis as
to what your problem is.

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-03 20:43:55 UTC
Created attachment 89108 [details]
Digital photo of the error generated post-install

Richard sent me this via email.  It would seem that the installation had
completed to a point, but failed to properly configure X to work on his

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 18:02:16 UTC
If you could attach the file /var/log/XFree86.0.log that would help (its
mentioned in the screenshot you attached).

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-17 16:54:11 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to add.

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