Bug 6620

Summary: ugly behaviour of the installer
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: duzhin
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.1CC: duzhin, srevivo
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 1999-11-02 16:24:45 UTC Type: ---
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Description duzhin 1999-11-01 23:52:04 UTC
I boot Linux from the diskette with boot.img. When I begin
the installation,
at a certain moment I see an ugly message
appearing behind the menu window across two
lines. It looks something like:

         **************p/ncr53c8xx.o init_
module: D**************

where the stars are for the menu window.
The installation process can be continued, however, but then
the installer does not give me the chance to override the
default swap file size (I have a machine with 768M memory,
and I am not satisfied with 64M swap).
I tried the installer in different modes
with the same result.

The machine is a new (off the box) Compaq Deskpro with
Corega FastetherII PCI-TX network card. I was installing
from its hard drive, Win98 partition.

I never had any problems of this kind with the previous
version of RedHat (6.0). Then, the installation took about 1
hour, including copying the RPMS and base files from the
Internet. The RedHat 6.0 PC works
perfectly since then.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-02 16:24:59 UTC
The only install methods which default a swap partition size are the
Server and the two Workstation installations, but both of these can be
overridden with the manual partition selection.  The custom
installation does not default any partition sizes, but rather will
just list the existing partitions.  If you do not like the size of the
partitions which already exist on the drive, then you must remove
those partitions and create new ones which are of the appropriate

As for the message which is appearing on the screen, it looks like the
installer is trying to load the NCR SCSI module when there is not
actually one in your system.  You are right that it should really not
affect anything, but it is pretty ugly.  The only way around it is to
install the machine in custom mode, which will allow you to specify
the modules which get loaded.  Reopen this bug if you are still seeing
problems with the installation.