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Bug 88156

Summary: installer blows as soon as the progress window is displayed
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Bill Westermann <bwestermann>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Bill Westermann 2003-04-07 05:25:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
explained in summary
Last two items after error are:
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/",line 786, in 

file "/usr/lib anaconda/im/progress"

Graphics install falls the moment it begins.  Text install works.  After Text 
version installs, can I change it to graphics?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce: graphics install. format
3.choose remove all partitions.
4.from list of packages for server install, add X windows to list
5. begin and when progress screen appears, it immediately dies.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-07 18:26:17 UTC
During the text mode install you should be asked if you want a Graphical or Text
login screen.

If you've already installed the box, just edit /etc/inittab and change this line:


to be:


Then reboot and you should come up in a graphical login (assuming you installed
GNOME and/or KDE).

Comment 2 Bill Westermann 2003-04-08 17:29:39 UTC
since the error msgs are had graphics info, I did NOT install GNOME or KDE 
thinking the graphics was the problem.   When the text install worked fine, I 
assumed I was right.   It is too late to add either?   And how would I do that?

Also, which is YOUR personal favorite?  I'll install that one, then I'll do 
that id:5:initdefault: thing.  Then I go graphics.


Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-05-13 18:59:38 UTC
You will need to reinstall the system and be sure to pick 'Personal Desktop'
from the options. This will include the default environment we ship.  Its ok if
you are running the text based installer.