Bug 13675 - installation crashes with signal 11 if zip drive present
Summary: installation crashes with signal 11 if zip drive present
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-07-10 22:39 UTC by fred_treasure
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-11 01:59:04 UTC
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Description fred_treasure 2000-07-10 22:39:41 UTC
On all Dell systems tested,  if there is a zip drive
on either IDE chain then the installation fails with
a signal 11 error.

Comment 1 Brent Nordquist 2000-07-10 23:07:25 UTC
Same here; I have an ATAPI ZIP drive in this machine (on /dev/hdc).

Trying to install Winston Beta-3 on an Intel Seattle 2 (440BX) mobo, 128MB RAM,
Adaptec 2940UW with one (narrow) SCSI CD-ROM, and one IDE (ATAPI) CD-RW.
Regardless of whether I use boot.img or bootnet.img, and whether a CD is actually
present in one of the two drives or not, the install crashes with signal 11:

running install...
running /sbin/loader
install exited abnormally -- recieved signal 11
sending termination signals...done

NB: the "recieved signal 11" typo is yours, not mine.  :-)

The F3 console has:
* probing for ide floppies
* found IDE floppy hdc

Comment 2 Brent Nordquist 2000-07-11 01:08:08 UTC
Confirmed; if I disable the IDE controller to which the ZIP is connected (in the
BIOS), I get past this problem.

Comment 3 Brent Nordquist 2000-07-11 01:59:03 UTC
The .new-boot.img boot disk posted by Erik Troan today appears to solve this
problem; when I boot with it I get past the crash point.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-11 04:58:13 UTC
Fixed in CVS, and in the updated boot images.

Comment 5 Brent Nordquist 2000-08-01 00:53:23 UTC
Confirmed fixed in Pinstripe Beta-5.  Thanks!

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