Bug 1711 - Installer dies with signal 7
Summary: Installer dies with signal 7
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-03-23 21:29 UTC by chbm
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-06 18:43:22 UTC

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Description chbm 1999-03-23 21:29:07 UTC
Situation: FTP upgrade from RH5.1
Hardware: 486 16M ne2000 clone IDE

When "Finding which packages to upgrade" install receives
signal 7 and stops.
The only particularity of this system is having an old
slackware / on /dev/hda3 and the RH5.1 / on /dev/hdb3.

Comment 1 chbm 1999-03-23 21:58:59 UTC
Changed /dev/hda3 a weird partition type (HURD :)) and the installer
still dies.

Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-03-26 02:15:59 UTC
try running "rpm --rebuilddb" on your old redhat system and run again.

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 1999-04-01 05:50:59 UTC
I guess that worked, since I've heard nothing.

Comment 4 chbm 1999-04-01 09:28:59 UTC
Actually i stoped beating it. And this 03/25/99 comment only reached
me today (together with closing comment). I will try rebuilddb tonight
and post a forward.

Comment 5 chbm 1999-04-01 18:14:59 UTC
rpm --rebuilddb did not help.
However, installing via NFS does not trigger the problem.

Comment 6 Matt Wilson 1999-04-06 18:43:59 UTC
probably a stale stage2.img causing the ftp/http failures.

Comment 7 patrick 1999-04-12 21:10:59 UTC
I've seen this happen for a number of reasons.  Particularly it was
happening for me over a RH 5.2 distribution on a P120 64M ne2K/tulip
upgrade (the machine has 2 nics in it, but the install was going over
the tulip nic).  This was with RH 5.9.7 upgrade over NFS using the
bootnet.img disk.

Comment 8 patrick 1999-04-12 21:12:59 UTC
err .. meant to say I've also seen it happen on a straight NFS install
when the RPM's for the distribution were last updated with an old
version of genhdlist.

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