Bug 109222 - installer formats hard disk then fails with "error unsported system"
Summary: installer formats hard disk then fails with "error unsported system"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 9
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-05 18:27 UTC by Andrew Davidson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-11-06 21:58:03 UTC

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Description Andrew Davidson 2003-11-05 18:27:43 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a machine i used to run redhat 6.1 on. I decided to install 
9.0. (I did not try upgrade). I go through all the configuration 
screens with out a problem. the actuall install starts. it formats 
and partitions my harddisk. (I had it remove all partitions). It 
looks like it copies some stuff to my hard disk, then it ends with an 
error about the system not being supported.  Strange all the probes 
durring the config stage seemed to work okay. Bascially my machine is 
wacked. Any idea how I can figure out what the problems is? There 
does not seem to be an install log?

I do not know much about the hardware on this system. I looked 
at /etc/sysconfif/hwconf before I started the install. here is what I 

pentium s 166 mhz
memory 64m
network card 3com 3c905c
audio ESS technology es1969 solo1 audiodrive
mouse generic ps/2
cdrom cdu55e
harddisk fujitsumpe3084ae  any idea how I figure out how big it is?

thanks in advance


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Steps to Reproduce:
1.run the install program

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-06 00:02:37 UTC
What does /proc/cpuinfo say about your machine?  How many CDs is the
distribution you're installing from?

Comment 2 Andrew Davidson 2003-11-06 20:47:14 UTC
I am installing from a 2 CD distribution.
I re installed redhat 6.1
# less /proc/cpuinfo
processor :0
vender_id : genuine Intel
cpu family :5
model :2
model name :pentium 75 - 200
stepping : 12
cpu mhz : 166.730886
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
foof_buf : yes
coma_bug : no
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8
boomips : 66.56

hope this helps


Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-06 21:58:03 UTC
The publisher's CD (which is the two cd version) requires an i686
processor to work.  The full Red Hat Linux 9 CD is required to support
i586 processors.

Comment 4 Andrew Davidson 2003-11-07 18:37:20 UTC
How could this not be a bug? If my system is not supported by a 
particular distrubition, your installer should tell me before 
attempting to modify my hard disk. 


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