Bug 13675 - installation crashes with signal 11 if zip drive present
installation crashes with signal 11 if zip drive present
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-07-10 18:39 EDT by fred_treasure
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-10 21:59:04 EDT
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Description fred_treasure 2000-07-10 18:39:41 EDT
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 19:07:25 EDT
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 2000-07-10 21:08:08 EDT
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 2000-07-10 21:59:03 EDT
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 00:58:13 EDT
Fixed in CVS, and in the updated boot images.
Comment 5 Brent Nordquist 2000-07-31 20:53:23 EDT
Confirmed fixed in Pinstripe Beta-5.  Thanks!

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