In the RHEL4 U3 nightly as of Jan 30, 2006, install aborts in the initial text
mode section when this drive is connected. Anaconda seems to probe the drive,
in which there is currently some random CD. Disconnecting the drive allows the
install to run correctly (after a reboot of course). Rawhide (FC5t2+) doesn't
seem to have this problem.
I've got the hardware in question here in Westford if anyone cares.
How and where does it abort?
Immediately when the first part text mode of the install runs, right before it
asks about keyboard layout and language. I can get you the exact error on
Thursday, or you can grab the thing from my desk.
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
No visible errors on vcs 1 - 9. Anaconda attempts to probe the CD drive and
bombs out. Doesn't matter whether there's a CD in the drive or not, same error
Have you tried booting with pci=off ide1=0x180,0x386 as documented in FC4
That appears to fix the issue.