Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138766
anaconda crashes in "searching for previous Fedora Core installations" stage
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes while it searches for a previous installation of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
clean install from released disks
Steps to Reproduce:
1. put installation CD 1 in tray
2. reboot computer
3. click "next" two times
see the anaconda dump
Created attachment 106463 [details]
the dump anaconda proposed to save to floppy before rebooting
There are a lot of read errors from your hard drive (hda). Are you
sure that your drive isn't dying?
True, with a different hard drive it works like a charm. Thanks!
But even if that is so, shouldn't I get a message saying "your hard
drive is failing" instead of a crash?
Unfortunately, the kernel doesn't really pass this up in a consumable
fashion. It's largely a matter of human interpretation :(