Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88345
install fails - no attribute deepcopy in module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
On attempting a boot from RH9 disk 1: following error is reported
Running anaconda, the Red Hat system installer - please wait ...
Traceback (ost recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 456, in ?
skipMouseProbe = skipmouseprobe)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/xserver.py", line 77, in porbeHW
videohw = videocard.VideoCardInfo(skipDDCProbe=skipDDCProbe)
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/videwcard.py", line 552, in
self.orig_videocards = copy.deepcopy(self.videocards)
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'deepcopy'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Please test your media if you have not already.
I too have seen this...
Mediacheck results in a PASS. And additional attempts to achieve a "no
probe" install, with suggested command-line settings for memory and
resolution, hang at "OK, booting the kernel".
I'm using Partition Magic 7 to divide a 40-gig IBM hard disk into four
chunks: Win2k NTFS, Win2k FAT32, Linux and Linux swap.
Acting on advice from Red Hat support, I removed the Linux partitions and
left 15G of free space on the disc unallocated. This runs counter to
PowerQuest's advice about using Partition Magic to achieve a multi-boot
scenario - and still doesn't work
This particular type of failure occurs mostly when there was corruption loading
a python module from the install source (CD in this case).
I would recommend getting replacement media and/or swapping the CD drive for a
different drive to determine which is causing the issue.
Thank you. I rebooted using DOS, chose my DVD - as opposed to ATAPI CD/RW -
drive from there and install proceeeded correctly.
Strange things seem to happen with some combination of CD media and drives. I've
seen literally thousands of bug reports which come down to this...