Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112796
Installer: "Abnormal exit" after package selection
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
Trying to install on an Cyrix 6x86 box (as below). Everything is fine
until after package selection, at which point the installer bails out
and the machine halts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot CD
2. Perform media check - passes
3. Language Selection - English (English)
4. Keyboard Configuration - United Kingdom
5. Mouse Configuration - 3 button serial on /dev/ttyS0
6. Monitor Configuration - Generic CRT, 1280x1024
7. Upgrade/Install - Option to upgrade RH 7.3 on /dev/hda1 presented,
but selected new install instead
8. Installation Type - Server
9. Manually Partition with Disc Druid
10. Delete existing partitions and recreate as:
a. swap, 133MB
b. mount=/, ext3, 100MB+fill to available size, force primary
(disc druid sets /dev/hda1 to / of size 4871MB and /dev/hda2 to swap
of size 133MB)
11. Boad Loader Config - Leave as default, GRUB booting Fedora Core
12. Network Configuration - DHCP on eth0 with manual hostname set
13. Firewall Configuration - no firewall (warnings acknowledged)
14. Additional Language Support - Add English (Great Britain) and set
that as default. English (USA) also left selected.
15. Timezone - Set to Europe/London
16. Root Password Set
17. Package Selection - Packages selected left as default
Actual Results: Thrown out of graphical installation back to text
console with the following:
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
Expected Results: Magic.
S3 ViRGE (generic)
Fujitsu MPA3052AT HDD (~4-5GB)
Can you boot with 'linux allowcddma' and see if it helps?
No joy - doesn't seem to make any difference.
I tried a network install as well (with the initial boot from CD) and
that has exactly the same problem.
Could you try running memtest86? This sounds really bizarre (haven't
heard anything like it and it's not like this is abnormal hardware or
anything like that).
Created attachment 96854 [details]
dmesg output from RedHat 9.0 on same machine
I left memtest86 running overnight - it passed 578 runs with 0 fails.
I've attached the output of dmesg from the same machine, but when it is booted
into RedHat 9.0 (which installed fine). There is a second (160GB) drive in the
machine (/dev/hdc) which is disabled in the BIOS. I recently added this and it
works fine in RedHat 9, but I have install problems whether this drive is in
the machine or not. /dev/hdd is the CDROM - it's just a generic IDE one.
Should be better with newer releases.