Bug 19272 - Installer crashes at post-installation with signal 11
Installer crashes at post-installation with signal 11
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 17991
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-10-17 13:09 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-27 12:31:55 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-17 13:09:14 EDT
The installer receives a signal 11 at post-installation. The machine is a IBM Thinkpad T20 with 256MB and 20 GB drive, the graphics adapter is 
a S3 Savage IX w/MV.

The installation method is FTP, I first boot with the pcmcia.img giving linux mem=256M at the prompt. I tried with the updates, however it 
always fails with the updates while trying to access the glibc package (the access path is wrong, may be a bug in the anaconda scripts).

Anyway, everything is going fine until I reach the post-installation step, it the crashes and I have no way to look at the log since the system is 
never installed. This system is already running Windows 98, the Windows partition was set to 4 GB using Partition Magic and the remaining 
disk space is available for my installation.

I selected the MBR method as startup method.

I selected the generic S3 Savage graphics driver for my adapter.

I also tried the HTTP method with the same results (even with the updates disk).

What is going wrong?
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2000-10-20 14:57:09 EDT
I tested without installing any X-Window software. It doesn't make any difference. So, it is not related to the graphics driver setup at post-installation.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-10-26 13:14:00 EDT
In case you are asking yourself, yes, this system has run Linux. In fact, as another test, I just installed Mandrake 7.0 yesterday. However, my intention 
is still to install the RedHat distribution. So, don't close the problem and don't be offuscated!
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-27 17:47:16 EDT
Please try a text mode install by typing 'linux text' at the intaller boot
prompt .

Then towards the end of the install (before the point where it crashes) switch
to VC3 by hitting CNTL-ALT-F3.  Watch that screen and when it seems you machine
has crashed  try to note the last few lines of text. This will help us
understand where it is dying.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2000-10-30 11:18:15 EST
The screen is as follow:

(some other messages before ...)

* getting ready to spawn shell now
* probing buses
* finished bus probing
* found suggestion of usb-uhci
* found nothing
* going to insmod raid0.o (path is NULL)
* going to insmod raid1.o (path is NULL)
* going to insmod raid5.o (path is NULL)
* going to insmod fat.o (path is NULL)
* going to insmod vfat.o (path is NULL)
* going to insmod ext3.o (path is NULL)
* looking for USB mouse...
* no IDE floppy devices found
* making cd-rom links

That's it!
Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-17 11:41:20 EST
Could you try installing using mem=64M instead of 256M just out of curiosity?
Comment 6 Need Real Name 2000-11-22 11:14:58 EST
Ok, I did it. However, I also installed from the CDs instead from the network. And it completed successfully using also mem=64M.

Is it possible to get some kind of explanation on this problem? I would like what was going on.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2000-11-22 11:17:59 EST
BTW, if someone is reading this in the future for installation on the Thinkpad T20, the XF86_SVGA server is not working with the S3 Savage, there is 
some web pages on the IBM Thinkpad T20 and Linux, all mention where to pick a working server. I installed it and it is working fine. As well as the 
Linmodem driver. All with RedHat 7.0. (End of commercial, thanks!)
Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-27 12:26:27 EST
Assigning to developer to look into X problems in last comment.
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2000-12-27 12:31:52 EST
that's not a kudzu problem, that's an X problem.
Comment 10 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-28 01:29:10 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17991 ***

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