This is a follow-up to my other thread about the upgrade path from 15 to 16 not working. I got nowhere trying to upgrade from 15 to 16, and after not getting any helpful ideas, I decided to throw in the towel and start off with a fresh install of F16. Unfortunately, that doesn't work either. My Fedora system is dead as a doornail and I can't even install F16.
I'm booting the F16 i386 Network Install CD. The CD boots into text mode, and I get as far as choosing the English language and a US keyboard. That starts Anaconda 16.25, the network installer GUI.
Within Anaconda, my first option is to choose storage devices. I choose the first option, "Basic Storage Devices", because I'm not doing anything fancy -- this is a basic Windows / Linux setup install with a few IDE hard disks.
Anaconda pops up a dialog box that says "Examining Devices" and that's when things go bad. The next dialog box says,
"An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug. Please save a copy of the detailed exception and file a bug report."
When I choose the "SAVE" option, a new error dialog pops up, telling me:
You do not have an active network connection. This is required by some exception saving methods. Would you like to configure your network now?"
How lame. Of course I have a network connection. IT works fine with every other OS that I boot on the system. IT's just the F16 install CD that can't see the ethernet connection. Attempting to configure the ethernet connection produces a bunch of other errors, telling me that other thigns aren't configured correctly for submitting error reports.