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Bug 161214 - Anaconda fails during network text install with language different than english (French, Dutch, ...)
Summary: Anaconda fails during network text install with language different than engli...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On: 159329
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-21 14:25 UTC by Christian P. MOMON
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-05 17:51:18 UTC

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Python trace of anaconda crash (deleted)
2005-06-21 14:31 UTC, Christian P. MOMON
no flags Details

Description Christian P. MOMON 2005-06-21 14:25:46 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
Same as explain in the bug #159329: using the http install way, anaconda crash when you choose a different language than english (French, Dutch, ...).
See attachment file trace.
This bug was detected in the fc4test1 (#159329) and it is again in the final release. By the way, actually http install is NOT possible for most people on the world.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Burn boot.iso (network install)
2. Boot from burned CD. (choose HTTP source with)
3. Choose language 'French' and keyboard 'fr-latin1' during install process
4. After downloading netstg2 image from net and starting anaconda, it fails.

Actual Results:  Error message: "[...]IOError: CRC check failed, install exited abnormally[...]"

Expected Results:  The installer should continue.

Additional info:

I tried with different computer (COMPAQ PIII 450) and three differents burned CD. And i verified twice the boot.iso file.

Comment 1 Christian P. MOMON 2005-06-21 14:31:01 UTC
Created attachment 115748 [details]
Python trace of anaconda crash

Manually copy of the trace display when anaconda failed.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2005-06-22 14:39:01 UTC
I am unable to reproduce this problem.  What location are you installing from?

Comment 3 Christian P. MOMON 2005-06-24 22:23:46 UTC
Hoooo, strange. Me too, with a Pundit ASUS: success!
So, i must determin why it's failed with a COMPAQ DESKPRO PIII 450Mhz. I'll be back.

Comment 4 Christian P. MOMON 2005-06-25 01:37:15 UTC
Note: on the Pundit it's a graphical install, on the Compaq it is a text gui one
(when i choose 'English'). The integrated graphic card seems to be a ATI Rage
Mach64 (this is what system-config-display print).
So, now, the question is: why text-gui HTTP install crash when you choose French

Comment 5 Christian P. MOMON 2005-06-26 09:12:46 UTC
The bug is only in text mode. I success to reproduce it on the Pundit using the
'linux text' command on prompt of the boot.iso cd-rom. I updated the summary.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Burn boot.iso (network install)
2. Boot from burned CD.
3. On prompt, enter 'linux text'
4. Choose language 'French' and keyboard 'fr-latin1' during install process
5. Choose HTTP source and set some network config
6. After downloading image from net and starting anaconda, it fails.

Can you test to reproduce it? :-)

Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2005-06-27 15:15:02 UTC
Yes, I am now able to reproduce using a text mode install.

Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2005-06-30 15:56:47 UTC
This looks like a bug in our compressed file reading code, which really should
die in favor of what's in python these days.

Comment 8 Chris Lumens 2005-06-30 18:24:47 UTC
Will test with new rhpl after the weekend and see if I got it.

Comment 9 Christian P. MOMON 2005-07-05 18:17:21 UTC
Congratulations!!! :-)
Is there a solution for FC4 users?

Comment 10 Chris Lumens 2005-07-05 18:56:25 UTC
We may be putting together an updates.img for fixing this (and a couple other
problems) in the near future.  Since it's a bug in the installer, we can't just
release a regular Fedora update for it.

Comment 11 Christian P. MOMON 2005-07-05 21:39:21 UTC
I am agree with you, updates.img will be sufficient.
Is the bug located in the boot.iso or in another place? Perhaps downloadable
boot.iso could be easy.
Congratulations again! :-)

Comment 12 Eric Doutreleau 2005-07-12 12:18:14 UTC
is there some news about the updates.imd disk
i have still the problem duting kickstart installation.

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