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Bug 84881 - fails -initial-install, and upgrade, /SUPER X5DP8-G2, installer crash
Summary: fails -initial-install, and upgrade, /SUPER X5DP8-G2, installer crash
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-22 21:27 UTC by Don Moore
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:01 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-22 23:10:38 UTC

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Description Don Moore 2003-02-22 21:27:32 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:

I downloaded phoebe-3 iso's and loopback mounted each
and moved to local dir for NFS install:
mkdir /a /b /c /d /e /f /g
echo ${PREFIX}1${SUFFIX}
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PREFIX}1${SUFFIX} -o loop /a
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PREFIX}2${SUFFIX} -o loop /b
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PREFIX}3${SUFFIX} -o loop /c
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PREFIX2}1${SUFFIX} -o loop /d
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PREFIX2}2${SUFFIX} -o loop /e
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PREFIX2}3${SUFFIX} -o loop /f
cd $PATHTO;mount -t iso9660 ${PATHTODOC}$DOCS -o loop /g
cd /a;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os
cd /b;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os
cd /c;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os
cd /d;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os
cd /e;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os
cd /f;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os
cd /g;pax -rw . /dist/phoebe/os

I created boot.iso and booted the beta install. The installation
proceeded to until after I entered the root password. Each
time, anaconda crashes. Except -once, when I choose to upgrade
RH8.0 - the install stopped with Error - You are trying to
install a machine that is not supported by this release.

Previous phoebe beta releases fails in in similar way, although
this is the first properly load the aic79xx drivers. Still-
the rev1.0.0 aic79xx is known to have problems -. I can get
RedHat8.0 installed by snagging aic79xx.o from kernel-BOOT
and modprobe from alt-F2 --and finishing with by modifying
modules.conf and adding scsi_hostadpter and runnning mkinitrd

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot text
2.accept defaults
3.choose any package Desktop, Workstation, Server or Custom
4.choose diskdruid edit partition and for format
5.type root password
6.and choose next

Actual Results:  install crashes and prompted to debug, save for bugzilla

Expected Results:  Next phase of install should begin

Additional info:

motherboard:SUPER X5DP8-G2 (MBD-X5DP8-G2-O)
memory: 2Gb (4x 512MB PC2100 ecc/reg)
cpu: pair of intel XeonP4 2.4Ghz 533Mhz
U320: duo AIC7902 U320 scsi
nic: builtin duo intel gigE (e1000)

** Traceback ** 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 739, in ?, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 459, in run
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 157, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 225, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 159, in readPackages
    id.instClass.setGroupSelection(id.comps, intf)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/installclasses/", line 34, in setGr
    comps["Workstation Common"].includeMembers()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 585, in __getitem__
    return self.compsDict[key]
KeyError: Workstation Common

Local variables in innermost frame:

Package Group selection status:
Maximum RPM: 0
Red Hat Linux Customization Guide: 0
Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide: 0
Red Hat Linux Reference Guide: 0
Red Hat Linux Security Guide: 0
Red Hat Linux System Administration Primer: 0
aRed Hat Linux x86 Installation Guide: 0
Everything: 0

Individual package selection status:
maximum-rpm: 0, rhl-cg-en: 0, rhl-gsg-en: 0, rhl-ig-x86-en: 0, rhl-rg-en: 0, rhl
-sap-en: 0, rhl-sg-en: 0, 

Dispatcher instance, containing members:
method: NfsInstallMethod instance, containing members:
  tree: /mnt/source/.
  rootPath: /mnt/sysimage
step: 34
intf: InstallInterface instance, containing members:
  instLanguage: InstallTimeLanguage instance, containing members:
    current: en_US.UTF-8
    map: {'Swedish': iso15, 'Danish': iso15, 'Icelandic': iso15, 'Chinese(Simpli

--snip -- available upon request

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-22 23:10:38 UTC
Umm... by doing this with the docs cd, you're overwriting things which are
necessary for the OS installation (namely, the contents of the RedHat/base

Comment 2 Don Moore 2003-02-22 23:54:57 UTC
Thanks- the phoebe3 beta is installing now. I wasn't aware that I was
goofing on base by dumping in os dir. I'd done this before without incident-
of course- something changed. Nice- if the doc.iso can overlay without
a clobber in the future. 

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