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When installing Fedora 15 Alpha using the 32b or 64b DVD ISO, the installer will prompt the user to enable networking.  When installing from DVD ISO media, network is not intended to be enabled by default.  If desired, the user can safely cancel any prompts to ensure that networking is disabled during the DVD installation.  For a sample screenshot of the problem, see http://jlaska.fedorapeople.org/screenshots/bug677773.png.  The issue has been resolved and will be fixed in a future update of {{package|anaconda}}.
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When installing Fedora 15 Alpha using the 32-bit or 64-bit DVD ISO, the installer will prompt the user to enable networking.  When installing from DVD ISO media, network is not intended to be enabled by default.  If desired, the user can safely cancel any prompts to ensure that networking is disabled during the DVD installation.  For a sample screenshot of the problem, see http://jlaska.fedorapeople.org/screenshots/bug677773.png.  The issue has been resolved and will be fixed in a future update of {{package|anaconda}}.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:54, 7 March 2011

This page documents common bugs in Fedora 15 and, if available, fixes or workarounds for these problems. If you find your problem in this page, do not file a bug for it, unless otherwise instructed. Where appropriate, a reference to the current bug(s) in Bugzilla is included.

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Fedora 15 pre-release
Fedora 15 has not yet been released. During this pre-release period, this page will cover known issues in the Fedora 15 pre-releases. Issues that are fixed will be removed from the page once a fix is available (for instance, an issue that affects the Beta but is fixed in the final release will be removed at the time of that release).

Release Notes

Read the F15 Alpha Announcement and the Fedora 15 release notes for specific information about changes in Fedora 15: known issues, and other general information.

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Installation Issues

Alpha installer includes Fedora 14 artwork

link to this item - Bugzilla: #677080

The Alpha installer uses older Fedora 14 themed artwork. As a result, the graphical installer will show a Fedora 14 logo during installation. A screenshot demonstrating the problem is shown below.

Bug677080-screenshot.png

This is a known issue and will be resolved when Package-x-generic-16.pngfedora-logos is updated for Fedora 15 Beta.

Failure while partitioning BIOS RAID - AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'addChild'

link to this item - Bugzilla: #678877

When installing Fedora 15 Alpha to a system with BIOS RAID enabled, you may encounter the following failure during disk partitioning.

AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'addChild'

The failure is a known issue and will be resolved in a future Package-x-generic-16.pnganaconda update. For Fedora 15 Alpha users, an installation updates image is a available to work around this problem. For guidance on using an updates image, refer to Anaconda/Updates.

DVD installation attempts to enable networking

link to this item - Bugzilla: #677773

When installing Fedora 15 Alpha using the 32-bit or 64-bit DVD ISO, the installer will prompt the user to enable networking. When installing from DVD ISO media, network is not intended to be enabled by default. If desired, the user can safely cancel any prompts to ensure that networking is disabled during the DVD installation. For a sample screenshot of the problem, see http://jlaska.fedorapeople.org/screenshots/bug677773.png. The issue has been resolved and will be fixed in a future update of Package-x-generic-16.pnganaconda.

Kickstart installation prompts for update disk source

link to this item - Bugzilla: #677131

When performing an unattended kickstart installation of Fedora 15 Alpha, the installer incorrectly prompts the user to select a drive for an updates image.

┌────────┤ Update Disk Source ├─────────┐
│                                       │
│ You have multiple devices which could │
│ serve as sources for an update disk.  │
│ Which would you like to use?          │
│                                       │
│                 sda                   │
│                 sdb                   │
│                                       │
│     ┌────┐           ┌────────┐       │
│     │ OK │           │ Cancel │       │
│     └────┘           └────────┘       │
│                                       │
│                                       │
└───────────────────────────────────────┘

The user can safely select Cancel to ignore this request. This issue has been resolved and will be fixed in a future Package-x-generic-16.pnganaconda update. In the meantime, an updates image is available to work around this problem. For guidance on using an updates image, refer to Anaconda/Updates.

Kickstart installation defaults to command-line interface

link to this item - Bugzilla: #678095

Due to a defect in the installer, when performing an unattended kickstart installation using the Fedora 15 Alpha installer, unless a display mode is specified, the installer will use the non-interactive command-line display method. Previously, if no display mode was specified, the installer would default to graphical or prompt the user if a graphical installation was not possible.

To work around this issue, you can specify the desired installation display mode in the kickstart file using the commands graphical, text or vnc. The issue has been resolved and will be fixed with a new Package-x-generic-16.pnganaconda update.


Cannot get translation file

link to this item - Bugzilla: #677648

After selecting some languages (such as German) during installation, the Fedora 15 Alpha installer may emit the following error indicating it was unable to locate the appropriate translation file.

┌─────────────┤ Error ├──────────────┐
│                                    │
│ Cannot get translation file de.tr. │
│                                    │
│              ┌────┐                │
│              │ OK │                │
│              └────┘                │
│                                    │
│                                    │
└────────────────────────────────────┘

The error appears to only affect the display language used during the text-based initial loader program. The correct language will be displayed during the graphical installation. A fix has been identified, and an updated Package-x-generic-16.pnganaconda will resolve the reported issue.

Firstboot graphical configuration crashes on startup

link to this item - Bugzilla: #679171

Due to an systemd-related interaction between firstboot and plymouth, the firstboot graphical configuration utility may crash when a user presses Enter to proceed to the next screen. The problem does not occur when using the Space key, or clicking Next with the mouse cursor.

An updated firstboot-1.117-2.fc15 package is available that resolves the reported problem. To apply the update, enable the Fedora 15 -Alpha package repository during installation, or apply the update manually after installation using the following command

su -c 'yum update firstboot'

Software Issues

Cobbler kickstart installs fail to enable networking

link to this item - Bugzilla: #679171

The Fedora 15 Alpha installer processes kickstart %include statements before running any scripts defined in %pre is run. The provisioning tool Package-x-generic-16.pngcobbler, relies generates kickstart statements from inside %pre and later references generated content using %include. As a result, cobbler installations using the pre_install_network_config snippet will fail to properly enable networking. To work around this limitation, manual intervention may be required to successfully perform a cobbler-based kickstart installation using the pre_install_network_config snippet. Alternatively, users may workaround the problem by using alternative network configuration means (e.g. dhcp).

An fix is available and a future update of Package-x-generic-16.pnganaconda will resolve the reported issue.

Unable to login using serial console

link to this item - Bugzilla: #679171

Due to a bug in the Package-x-generic-16.pngplymouth package, users may be unable to login to their system when using a serial console to login. Affected users can work around the problem by adding the boot option plymouth.debug. An updated plymouth-0.8.4-0.20110304.1.fc15 package is available that resolves the reported issue. To apply the update, enable the Fedora 15-Alpha package repository during installation, or apply the update manually after installation using the following command:

su -c 'yum update plymouth'

Unable to unlock encrypted filesystem using non-ascii letters

link to this item - Bugzilla: #681290

When unlocking an encrypted disk partition on boot, passphrases containing special characters not present on a standard US English keymap cause the boot process to hang. Characters known to cause problems include, but are not limited to, ěščřžýáíé.

An updated dracut-008-7.fc15 package is available that resolves the reported issue. To apply the update, enable the Fedora 15-Alpha package repository during installation, or apply the update manually after installation using the following command:

su -c 'yum update dracut'

Next, rebuild your initial ram disk using the updated Package-x-generic-16.pngdracut package.

su -c 'dracut -f'