Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 868373
F18 ppc64 beta TC4.1 anaconda hangs at installing bootloader with UnicodeDecodeError
Last modified: 2012-10-22 12:39:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing ppc64 Beta TC4.1 on an Apple Mac G5, vnc based installation freezes at the "Installing bootloader" stage with the message:
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xbd in position 260213: invalid start byte
on the text console.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installation from DVD.
2. load i2c_powermac to prevent fans from running away in shell.
3. Remove all previous Linux partitions with "Reclaim"
4. Take defaults.
Installation proceeds normally up to the installation of the bootloader, then hangs.
Completion of the installation.
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Might be caused by missing creation of encrypted_password attribute of MacYaboot object (Yaboot object?) which will cause bootloader.py to fail on access (around line 1669)
Are you getting a traceback? If so, can you please attach the complete /tmp/anaconda-tb-* file to this report?
Not getting a saved traceback. The /tmp/anaconda-tb-* file is present but zero length. There was a traceback on the main screen, however. I'll attempt to reproduce it and copy it.
From the "main" panel:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/exception.py", line 61, in run_handleException_on_idleobj)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/meh/handler.py", line 101, in handleException
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xbd in position 255207: invalid start byte
The offset is different this time.
Sigh, looks like a traceback in python-meh trying to display the real traceback. Reassigning for the moment, but it'll come back to us when this issue is fixed.
(In reply to comment #10)
> From the "main" panel:
> CONTINUE CLICKED
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/exception.py", line
> 61, in run_handleException_on_idleobj)
> File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/meh/handler.py", line 101, in
> UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xbd in position 255207:
> invalid start byte
This is something that has been resolved in bug #854959.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 854959 ***
Please use some compose with the new python-meh and file a bug with the original traceback (will get displayed) then.