Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119456
Installer crashes when running disk druid.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
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Description of problem:
Installer asks if you wish to use Disk Druid. I answer yes and the
Disk Druid screen starts to appear and I get a bug message telling me
to report the bug to this website. I also created a floppy disk with
information about the error by clicking to save the error to a floppy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat A.S. 3 update 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot on disk 1 of install.
2. Choose language.
3. Choose to mannually partition using disk druid.
Actual Results: Bug message and system shutdown.
Expected Results: disk druid screen.
The CD passes the media test.
Also I was able to install on another server with the same hardware
This fails consistantly on server named db2.
Also works consistantly on server named db1.
Both servers are IBM eservers, PIII with 2GB ram.
Created attachment 98973 [details]
A file syslog saved by the copy to floppy button.
Created attachment 98974 [details]
A file anacdump.txt saved by the copy to floppy button.
I found a work around.
I setup a different server db1 as an FTP server and installed on DB2
using ftp. It turns out that the problem was either the GUI
installation or the CD media.
The FTP text mode install worked.
*** Bug 119459 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
There are actual read errors from the CD in the syslog. Did you test
the CD on the actual machine?
Yes, the media test failed 3 times. Then I cleaned the read head of
the cdrom in the server and retested the same media and it passed.
Despite the passing of the media I had a suspected that the CDROM was
the problem which is why I tried the FTP installation next which
worked. I guess then that the error message could have said
something more helpful like 'not able to read from the media'. Thank