Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135556
Kernel oops during install at point of change to second cd
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
I started a fresh install of FC3T3. I was formating the / and /boot
partitions. I did not format /home. / is raid 0, /boot is raid 1, and
/home is raid 0. I would start the install, get to installing rpms,
the process would be going, and then at the point it should ask for
the second cd it would crash with an Oops. The package it was wanting
off the second cd was openoffice, and it mentioned something like
switching from cd iso 1 to 2 at the console. I tried the same thing
twice with the same results, so it was repeatable. Then I tried with
selinux=0, and it then asked for the second cd, but then while at the
console I hit ctrl-alt-del and it seemed to oops in the same way.
Finally I booted again without selinux=0 and told it not to do
anything with /home, and got a success install. After the install I
found a install image file in /home.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from first cd
2. Select Workstation
3. Tell it to start installing packages
Actual Results: Kernel Oops
Expected Results: Request for the second cd dialog window
I suspect it is something it does like about my /home partition. I
have been caring it across installs for months without formating.
To clarify, all of the raid is Linux software raid.
To clarify, I meant I suspect it is something it doesn't like about my
Is this any better with the latest release candidate from
if not, can you paste the oops here please ?
I downloaded the isos eariler today, and tried it again. I had the
same problem. I don't remember exactly what happened before, but this
time the tray came out without the dialog box asking for the next cd.
Again I told Anaconda to ignore the /home partition and was
successful. Then manaully put in an entry in fstab and mounted it.
I added it to fstab and mounted it after the install and first boot.
Same situtation with FC3, but this time with the dvd. It got to the
end of the install, and then the kernel oopsed. It still had vnc
listed above the progress bar. No pop out of the tray this time.
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
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