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Bugs at the launching of the fedora 23 workstation installer

asked 2016-02-24 05:41:19 -0500

Thomas KUNTZ gravatar image

updated 2016-04-20 04:51:11 -0500

The problem is now solved. As it was said i the topic mentioned bellow, there was something wrong with the partition table, even if I don't really know what it was. After having recovered my personal files, I created a GPT partition table (my BIOS boots by default in UEFI mode), I installed a fresh Windows 10 so it created the UEFI partition needed. Then I installed Fedora without any problem. You can see bellow the explanation of the problem I had.

Hi, I'm having problems while launching the installation of Fedora 23 Workstation (x64). I downloaded the lastest live ISO available (Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso) and checked the SHA-256. Then, I wrote it to a bootable USB stick on which I booted. If I launch a live session, everything is working well, but if I launch the installer - by selecting "Install Fedora" at the boot or by launching the installer from the live session - 3 issue pop-up are displayed. I can report the bug or shutdown (the "quit" button of the pop-up doesn't works). So I'm not able to install fedora on my computer (I have tried with several USB sticks and re-downloaded the ISO but the result is the same).

I wrote the USB stick (from Windows 10) with Rufus and UnetBootin. I tried tried to install Fedora 22 too but the same issue appears. I also ran a memory test and everyhing is okay with the RAM.

When I launch the installer from the command line, this is what the program outputs :

[liveuser@Thomas_KUNTZ_PC ~]$ sudo anaconda

Starting installer, one moment...
anaconda 22.20.13-1 for anaconda bluesky (pre-release) started.
 * installation log files are stored in /tmp during the installation
 * shell is available on TTY2 and in second TMUX pane (ctrl+b, then press 2)
 * if the graphical installation interface fails to start, try again with the
   inst.text bootoption to start text installation
 * when reporting a bug add logs from /tmp as separate text/plain attachments
^[[A^[[A^[[A^[[A^[[A^[[B^[[B^[[BTraceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 244, in run, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 766, in run
    self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/packaging/", line 1210, in _runThread
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 115, in wait
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/", line 244, in run, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 766, in run
    self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/blivet/", line 1116, in storageInitialize
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/blivet/", line 277, in reset
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/blivet/", line 2127, in populate
  File "/usr/lib/python2 ...
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First run a memory test. To see if you have some memory issues. Then run anaconda (aka Fedora Installer) in a terminal from your live USB to see if it show any logs that you can share with us to help us to figured out your issue.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-02-24 09:29:34 -0500 )edit

If you can report the bug numbers that might help, it's unusual for the installer to crash. How was the USB stick written?

cmurf gravatar imagecmurf ( 2016-03-08 23:38:47 -0500 )edit

You say 3 issue pop-up are displayed. That sounds like the crash reporting tool that files bugs. Did you click through them?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2016-04-06 21:00:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-04-06 12:27:46 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-04-06 12:49:25 -0500

I think you are affected by this bug here: , or by this one , or maybe this one

Some already asked about it before: (The person who asked the question fixed the problem using GParted - there was something wrong with the partition table that the installer wasn't expecting and couldn't handle...)

If you don't have specific reasons to go with Fedora 22, I would recommend you installing Fedora 23. Not only is it likely that the bug has been fixed there but also Fedora 22 is nearing its End-Of-Life. So you plan ahead if you choose Fedora 23 now...

EDIT You are having this problem with both Fedora 22 and Fedora 23?

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answered 2016-04-07 02:42:27 -0500

cialu gravatar image

Sometimes on certain systems I had random issues trying to install Fedora from USB stick.

All the times, I solved installing Fedora from a DVD or CD-Rom media.

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