Bug 8795 - Graphical User Interface Installation
Summary: Graphical User Interface Installation
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: 2000-01-24 08:56 UTC by timo.granfelt
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 23:33:27 UTC

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Description timo.granfelt 2000-01-24 08:56:08 UTC
I noticed few a little bit strange things when installing Red Hat Linux 6.1
via Graphical User Interface Installation:
- my hardware is quite old (AST Bravo/AST display)but still working :-)
- I start with RH boot diskette (6.1), RH 6.1 CD-ROM is also loaded. (no
bootable CD-ROM). Package is Official Red Hat Linux 6.1 Standard.
- GUI Installation starts and everything is OK since install-process comes
to X Configuration panel.
- my monitor (AST Vision) does not appear on the monitor-list, so I have to
choice Custom. But I can't, because there is no Custom-choice on the list!?
- only way to pass through the installation is text-mode installation
(Custom is available there).

So, is this true or is there something wrong in my hardware environment
(except it is old)?

- when you start text-mode installation, you can't have CD-ROM already
- if you have, your keyboard configuration will fail (finnish-keyboard
settings does not appear and with Disk Druid there will be big difficulties
forexample with /-sign)
- how to make it work:
1. load boot diskette
2. start computer ->  boot: text
3. select Local CD-ROM (here the installer says it can't find Red Hat
CD-ROM loaded... (could the message be here: Load Red Hat Linux 6.1
CD-ROM...and so on). Anyway, load CD-ROM here. After you have described the
language and keyboard-type (fi-latin1) everything goes fine.

Okay, these are little problems with old hardware and I suppose you already
are familiar with them, but anyway, this was my report.

With best regards,
Timo Granfelt,

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 23:33:59 UTC
Xconfig is vastly improved in the latest version of the installer (available in
RawHide) so this problem with not being able to specify a generic monitor is

The problem with the keyboard config failing is also fixed in the latest

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