Firefox 1.0.2 does not install in Windows 98




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: arena.g, Unassigned)


1.0 Branch
Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/0.9.2
Build Identifier: Firefox 1.0.2 Instaiier (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040707 Firefox/1.0.2

Aftar extration is completed, no installation starts. Only a flick of the screen.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the Firefox 1.0.2 by clicking on the Downloaded Firefox Setup 1.0.2
2.The Extraction procedes regularly.
3.Aftar Extractio is completed, a window 'Mozilla Firefox Setup' appears for a
fraction of a second, then the screen flickers once and everything stops there.
Actual Results:  
Just nothing!.

Expected Results:  
Start and procede with the installation.

Firefox 0.9.2 Installs properly.
The same problem I experience with Thunderbird > .9
No problem with Window XP home.

Comment 1

14 years ago
WFM -- just downloaded and installed Firefox 1.0.2 onto a Win98 SE box --
installed versio is:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2

Comment 2

14 years ago
I can reproduce this bug.
I clicked on automatic upgrade, downloaded FF 1.0.2 and same results - non working previus install (1.0) and no installation of new version.
I uninstaled prev. version, but w/o changes. And the worst - I can not install 1.0 anymore too.

Non working versions: 1.0; 1.0.2; 1.0.3 (pre?).
Working version: 1.0 PR

On other Win98 boxs with similar setup installation works fine.

Contents of C:\windows\temp\ns_temp\install_status.log :
Start Log: 05.04.15. - 19:25:37
    System Info:
        OS Type: Win98
        Major Version: 4
        Minor Version: 10
        Build Number: 1998
        Extra String:  
        Total Physical Memory: 260548KB
        Total Available Physical Memory: 72020KB

    Product Info:
        Install mode: Normal
        Company name: Mozilla
        Product name (external): Mozilla Firefox
        Product name (internal): Mozilla Firefox
        Uninstall Filename: UninstallFirefox.exe
        UserAgent: 1.0.2 (en-US)
        Alternate search path: 

    Components corrupted (startup):

Comment 3

14 years ago
A cure for the Bug.
 Following the comment from that Firefox 1.0.2 does install
on a Windows 98 System with no proevious installed Versions of Firefox,I cured
successful the problem by:
a)Searching for all Firefox Files with Search>Firefox.
b)Deleating all Firefox files in the Windows folder left over from proevious   
c)Proceiding,then, with the upgrading installation. It worked for me!. 


13 years ago
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → installer
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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