Bug 122070 - Received Signal 11 when installing RedHat Linux 7.3 on Compaq ProLiant 4500
Received Signal 11 when installing RedHat Linux 7.3 on Compaq ProLiant 4500
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-04-30 02:43 EDT by chan si yang
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-03 10:21:43 EDT
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Description chan si yang 2004-04-30 02:43:50 EDT
Description of problem:

Failure to install Redhat Linux 7.3 on a Compaq ProLiant 4500, If i 
do not specify the amount of RAM, the system will tell me that there 
is not enough RAM to install Linux. However, when i add the 
line "mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=255M@1M" the installation will 
always give me a "Signal 11" and terminate the installation process 
after the line "running /sbin/loader"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Linux/x86 7.3 (Valhalla)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a boot.img or bootnet.img onto a floppy and reboot from the 
2.Type linux text expert mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=255M@1M
3.Wait for installation to abort

Actual results:

boot: linux text expert mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=255M@1M
Loading initrd.img.........
Loading vmlinuz............ ready
Uncompressing Linux... OK, booting the kernel
Linux version 2.4.18-3BOOT (bhcomplie@Stripples.devel.redhat.com)(gcc 
version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-110)) #1 Thu Apr 18 
06:53:28 EDT 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map
BIOS-88 : 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
bios-88 : 0000000000100000 - 0000000001000000 (usable)
user defined physical RAM map
user: 0000000000000000 - 00000000000a0000 (usable)
user: 0000000000100000 - 0000000010000000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 65536
zone(0): 4096pages
zone(1): 61440pages
zone(2): 0pages
kernel command line: initrd=initrd.img lang=devfs=nomount 
ramdisk_size=8192 vga = 788 BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz text expert 
mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=255M@1M
No local APIC present or hardware disabled
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 99.988MHz processor.
Console: ColourVGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop.. 199.47 BogoMIPS
Memory: 256000k/262144k available (1092k kernel code, 5760k reserved, 
327k data, 160k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768(order:6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384(order:5, 131072 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entires: 4096(order:3, 32768 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 16384(order:4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536(order:6, 262144bytes)
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug- workaround enabled
CPU: Intel Pentium 75-200 stepping 05
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK
Checking for popad bug... OK
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: V1.40(20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: none
PCI: system does not support PCI
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based Upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys Configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ 
SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq=4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq=3) is a 16550A
block: 496 slots per queue, batch 124
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 50MHz system bus speed for PIO mode; override with 
idebus=xxide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 8192k size 1024 blocksize
loop:loaded (max 8 devices)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb_uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 06:55:51 Apr 18 2002
usb_uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: v1.275: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SD_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays
md: autorun...
md: ... autorun DONE
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16kbytes
TCP:Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 514k freed
EXT2-fs warning : checktime reached, running e2fsck is recommended
VFS : Mounted root(ext2 filesystem)
Red Hat install init version 7.2 starting
mounting /proc filesystem... done
mounting /dev/pts (unix98 pty) filesystem... done
checking for NFS root filesystem... no
trying to remount root filesystem read write... done
checking for writeable /tmp... yes
running install...
running /sbin/loader
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending termination signals... done
sending kill signals... done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
	/proc done
	/dev/pts done
you may safely reboot your system

Additional info:

Compaq ProLiant 4500

(Pentium at 100 MHz) 
Numeric Coprocessor (Integrated 387-Compatible at 100 MHz)
Secondary Cache (512K)

256 Megabytes

Graphics Controller(s)
Integrated VGA

Slot 3 Compaq Netflex-3/E Controller
Slot 5 Cabletron Systems F70xx FDDI DNI Adapter
Slot 7 Compaq SMART-2/E Array Controller
Embedded Compaq 32-Bit Fast Wide SCSI-2/E Controller
Proc Compaq 5/100 System Processor Board
Mem Compaq Memory Expansion Board
Embedded Compaq Automatic Server Recovery (ASR)
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-05-03 10:21:43 EDT
Red Hat Linux 7.3 is no longer a supported release.  Please try with a
newer release instead.  The only things that spring to mind like this,
though, were caused by bad installation media.
Comment 2 chan si yang 2004-05-03 20:34:31 EDT
Its okay, I have managed to find a solution already... it seems that 
i had to add "nousb" to the end of the command to make it work. If 
RedHat 7.3 is not supported, then what are the versions that are?

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