Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112161
Installer exited abnormally
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
Dual Athlon MP 2800+ on Tyan Tiger S2466 m/b fails to install Fedora
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from CD
2. Hit Enter at prompt
Eventually console message 'Installer exited abnormally' appears
Fedora Core installation
Sometimes the following console messages appear before the X windows
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic (sic!)
gzlib: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
error -2147483630 reading header: cpio: read failed - Success (what?)
If I try installing over the network from an NFS image, the kernel pa
nics when the driver disk has been read.
The looks like bad boot media to me. Please verify your installation
media and if that doesn't work, check your hardware with memtest86.
This is sort of "can't happen" failures.
I forgot to include the fact that I had already checked the media and
run the memtest86 for one complete pass without error (takes forever
with 2GB!). Tech support at Tyan have come up with a query about the
memory we are using. They say it isn't in their supported list, so we
are about to swap it out for a supported type. But that doesn't say
much for memtest86 does it?