Bug 88345 - install fails - no attribute deepcopy in module
Summary: install fails - no attribute deepcopy in module
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-09 06:47 UTC by James C. Sexton
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-23 20:09:35 UTC

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Description James C. Sexton 2003-04-09 06:47:23 UTC
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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'

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install CD

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-09 15:36:57 UTC
Please test your media if you have not already.

Comment 2 David Maude 2003-05-28 11:12:36 UTC
I too have seen this...

Comment 3 David Maude 2003-05-29 13:10:04 UTC
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.

Comment 4 David Maude 2003-06-10 09:10:40 UTC
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

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-18 20:58:51 UTC
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.

Comment 6 David Maude 2003-06-19 21:38:04 UTC
Thank you. I rebooted using DOS, chose my DVD - as opposed to ATAPI CD/RW - 
drive from there and install proceeeded correctly.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-23 20:09:35 UTC
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...

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