Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125513
Installer dies randomly on Asus P2B-D dual processor MB
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
For both the graphical and text installs, everything is going well
and then at apparently random points during package installation the
install dies complaining of either bad media (NOT), lack of space
(NOT) or bad hardware (unfortunately, nothing more descriptive). I
have tried stripping the system down to just cpus, memory, disk, CD
and framebuffer and have also tried on different machines. I have
also tried the ACPI=off option when starting the install kernel, all
to no avail. Install works fine on newer dual processor MBs and the
install kernel should not be SMP anyway so I doubt it is the dual
processors that are causing the problem. There is no useful
information on any of the virtual consoles either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Do the install (text or graphical) and wait - have never got past
about 75% of the packages even on a rather minimal (1.2GB) install.
Actual Results: Installer hangs and system must be rebooted.
Expected Results: Install should have completed.
Could you follow the instructions at
http://rhlinux.redhat.com/anaconda/mediacheck.html to verify your media?
I have checked the media I used (with mediacheck) and it is fine.
1. I have used the same media to successfully install on different
systems both uni-processor and multi-processor.
2. I di the afore mentioned successful installs using the same
physical CD drive (not just the same model) as the one used
during the P2B-D install attempts which fail.
Also, I have successfully installed and used RH9 on the same systems
though I did not try FC1. If it is useful, I have FC1 media that I
could try as well. If you believe there may be sporadic CD problems
I could also do a network install I suppose after booting from a CD
to get network drives (sadly, I believe the BIOS is too old to do
a boot from a memory stick).
I had the same problem. I tried to install FC 2.B from a DVD which
came with the german RedHat Magazine (4/2004?). After a crashed
install i booted the comp with a Knoppix CD and looked into the
install.log(?). I found out that some rpms (eg. k3b...) had a
different version in compare to comps.rpm. I tried another install
without any of the different rpms - this time it worked. After that i
copied some files from the directory which contained comps.rpm (eg.
hdlist, hdlist2 comps.xml) manually to their corresponding
destination. These files have correct rpm-versions inside - after this
i was able to install everything (except xemacs and ruby) by using the
(Problem with xemacs and ruby is another bug)
Should be fixed now.