Bug 8616 - Installation problems on notebook
Summary: Installation problems on notebook
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-19 16:48 UTC by Megan Gentry
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 16:29:02 UTC

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Description Megan Gentry 2000-01-19 16:48:20 UTC
 Digital Hinote CT475
 i486, 75 Mhz
 20 Mbyte memory
 1.35 Gbyte disk
 CT65540 graphics chipset
 NE2000 compatible PCMCIA ethernet card

I have successfully installed and used RHL 6.0 on this machine (modulo a bug in kde
which causes the system to hard hang on the first mouse movement). Installation was
done using the bootnet/pcmcia disks and NFS.

I went to install RHL 6.1 on this machine using the same method and found that after
I specified the graphics chipset, the machine encountered an exception.

I went to the errata and updates page and found that there were new disk images
and installer updates. I made new installation disks and tried the installation again,
only to get what appears to be the same exception:

Traceback (innermost last):
 File /usr/bin/anaconda.real, line 225, in ?
 intf.run(todo, test= test)
 File /tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py, line 1000, in run
 rc= apply (step[1](), step[2])
 File /tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py, line 534, in __call__
 todo.x.setVidcard (card)
 File /tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/xf86config.py, line 154, in setVidcard
 self.server= self.vidCards[0][SERVER]
 KeyError: SERVER

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 16:28:59 UTC
This bug should be fixed in the latest version of the installer (available in
beta release)  Please reopen this bug if you continue to have problems.

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