Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160474
Installer crashes with "install exited abnormally"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempting fresh install of FC4 on the following machine:
AMD K6-2 500MHz
64K L1 Cache
I've tried installing multiple times, all resulting in a crash to prompt with "install exited abnormally" I've also tried installing in text mode, ide=nodma, noacpi... all with the same result. Given the information I have to go on I'm not even sure how to debug the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with FC4 Disk 1
2. Start Install (in text or graphical mode)
3. Run through the full installation setup
4. Files start transferring
5. At approximately 30% completion, crash to prompt
Actual Results: Install exited abnormally
Expected Results: Completed installation
Created attachment 115471 [details]
Last Crash Result
This is a screen shot of the last crash that resulted in the most information
yet. Installed with "linux ide=nodma text"
A kernel panic while the system is installing RPMs generally means you have a
hardware problem. There is nothing very interesting from a kernel perspective
going on except writing to disk.
I would say run memtest86 and use 'smartctl -a /dev/hda' to check for a bad
Turns out it was indeed a hardware issue. My CDROM appears to have been
creating bit erorrs periodically. Changing out the drive resulted in a
successful install. Thank you for the help.