Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12931
Consistant Installer Crashes after copying install image to HD
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:27:21 EDT
ABit BE-II MB
Intel PII 450
Root is /dev/hda3, 2 Gig
Installing Lilo in the root partition
Win9x on /dev/hda1 - 2 gig
125 Meg Swap
Custom Install, Everything
PS/2 3-Button Mouse
El-cheapo 104Key keboard (the $10 model at Intrex, FWIW)
GUI finds video, monitor, mouse and tests X OK.
GUI Install Failed twice after formatting the root partiton
(w/bad block check) and "Copying install image to root filesystem"
GUI then dumps with what looks like an XFree Trap to me, although it
scrolls and the system reboots before I can copy it down.
If I run the Text install, shortly after the same point, It
claims that I don't have enough space to install -
Mount Point Space Needed
Followed by an error unmounting hda3 (Device or Resource Busy)
Followed by a return to the "Installation to begin" Screen.
If you go forward from there, install goes through the same errors, but
*THEN* dumps an python trace (which I lost in the shuffle - sorry)
Workstation GUI install looks like it does the same thing.
OK, I got passed the error if I format without a bad-block scan. As it sounds
like there's a bad physical sector, I need the bad block scan, as may others.
Sif you need me to bring you my HD, I'm a local, so I suppose we can arrange a
Explain why this is not a bug, or propose a fix please. If I attempt to install
with a bad-block scan of my HD, I still can't install with Beta 3 (I'll be
testing Beta 4 as soon as I get a clean download). Crash occurs in the same
place, and if I don't format the drive/do a bad-block scan, the installer copies
As far as I can tell this is a problem due to hardware misbehaving, which is not
something we can correct via the installer. Please try this with another hard
drive if possible and if the problem persists we will have to revisit this