Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101078
selecting "install everything with Severn causes hard failure in installation
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:02:44 EST
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Description of problem:
Installation failed several times either with kernel oopses or
hard lockups of system (CPU= AMD Athlon Thunderbird, 1.0G).
First install: selecting Personal Desktop went smoothly.
Subesequent installs, selecting Workstation (select applications)
or Workstation (default applications), result in system rebooting
with failure of initscripts, *OR* installer complaining that
"/dev/hda was not formatted (!!!), please reboot system"
Sixth or seventh attempt to install: select "Install Everything".
approximately 4/5ths of installation procedure is done (formatting,
selection of components, installation of software), when installer
complains that there is "not sufficient space on /dev/hda *or*
your (install) media may be corrupted.
NOTE: On at least three of these occasions, including my first install, I took
the time to verify all three CD's before proceeding.
Also there are no other OSes on the disk (20 Mb all devoted to Red
Hat linux). I *did* opt for: "delete all partitions" or "delete all
(I have only tried installing "Everything" *once*, but FWIW, I am
entering the Reproducibility as "every time", as I suspect (have
a gut feeling) that the problem *is* consistent.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
default version with Severn beta 1 (RH 9.0.93)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Severn Beta installer.
2. Select New Installation / Workstation
3. Option: "Install Everything"
Actual Results: Installation fails after approximately 70% completion, claiming
lack of disk space or possible failure of media.
Expected Results: Installation should proceed as there is ample room on disk
including space for necessary temp files.
Suspect this might be related to kernel oopses and AMD CPU's as per
comment from Bill Nottingham in reply to subject titled:
Masive kernel oopses with Taroon beta 1, posted by Tom Georgoulias in
today's (28 Jul.) discussions.
No, it's *probably* not related to the taroon thing; there's no athlon-specific
optimizations in the BOOT kernel, as far as I know. It does sound like a kernel
"(20 Mb all devoted to Red Hat linux)."
- I hope you meant Gb there 8-)
When it claims its out of disk space, can you hit ctrl-alt-f2 and type df and
Likewise, do 'fdisk /dev/hda' and tell us what the output of 'p' looks like
If these look sensible, this is an installer bug, not a kernel bug.
(Or possibly bad hardware).
The HD *is* 20 Gb, so it's totally used for Severn. Should I try a "full" install
again? I now have a lot of things configured, so it would take some time to
"Likewise, do 'fdisk /dev/hda' and tell us what the output of 'p' looks like
If these look sensible, this is an installer bug, not a kernel bug.and do another
install. " I guess this should only be done during installation, or would that
give any useful information *now* on the present "stable" system?
I have been able to confirm that the problem is *consistent*. I've recently done
a pristine install (after several tries, I chose "Custom"). Installing all
packages STILL fails, and here is the point where it sticks:
"There is an error installing redhat-logos-1.1.14-1. This can indicate media
failure, lack of disk space and / or hardware problems. This is a fatal error
Since I dedicate the entire 20Gb disk to the install (including temps), this]
would indicate a problem either with anaconda, or one of the install scripts,IMHO.
My current install is not "all packages", but I now note that:
in the KDE Control Center (Country / Region and language) a "question-mark"
icon appears instead of the country flag (Canada).
In the section, Appearance --> Icons --> Advanced, the default icons in
for Desktop Filemananager (Default/Active/Disabled) are not the ones
I recall seeing previously, but the "paper sheet with rocket" icon.
I would surmise that this relates to the problem with installing the
redhat-logos package? After recent updates from rawhide (to Sep. 03),
these are the versions now on my system:
Apparently fixed with Fedora Core Test3. I did *one* "Install everything" and it
was done without any problems.
Ok, closing as working in rawhide.