|Summary:||Installer crashes when trying to format drives|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Brendan Gray <bgray2>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Jeremy Katz <katzj>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 18:52:42 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Brendan Gray 2003-04-15 18:04:55 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; T312461) Description of problem: During text based installation, after going through disk druid, installer crashed while trying to format the swap space. I had it set to check for bad blocks during format. It also happens on RedHat 8, RH 7.3, and 7.2. The machine was running RedHat 7.0 fine when I tried to do a fresh install. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Anaconda How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.start linux text install 2.follow all steps 3.installer will crash when either trying to format hard drive, or when ready to begin package install Actual Results: If I tell disk druid to check for bad blocks, it will crash quicker than if I don't. If I don't tell it to check for bad blocks, it won't crash until after package selection, and when its formatting and getting ready to install packages. Additional info: Compaq Deskpro 2000 5200MMX Pentium 200 MMX 64 meg RAM 3 gig HD I collected the crash dump onto a floppy. It was running RedHat 7.0 fine, and when trying to do a fresh install of RH 9 I got this error. I got the same errors when trying RedHat 8, RH 7.3, and RH 7.2.
Comment 1 Brendan Gray 2003-04-15 18:07:56 UTC
Created attachment 91144 [details] crash dump from anaconda during install
Comment 2 Brendan Gray 2003-04-17 18:22:08 UTC
I found a workable solution to my install problem. I first installed RedHat 7.0, then did a upgrade to RedHat 9, instead of trying a fresh install. It worked perfectly as it should have. So RedHat 9 (and also RedHat 8) won't install fresh on a Compaq Deskpro 2000 5200MMX, but RedHat 7.0 will.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-22 15:42:43 UTC
It appears you were getting read errors from one of your CDs when the above error occurred. Apparently the read error is sporatic if you were able to upgrade with the same CDs. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75008 ***
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:52:42 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.