Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19272
Installer crashes at post-installation with signal 11
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:23 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?
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.
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!
Please try a text mode install by typing 'linux text' at the intaller boot
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.
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
Could you try installing using mem=64M instead of 256M just out of curiosity?
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.
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!)
Assigning to developer to look into X problems in last comment.
that's not a kudzu problem, that's an X problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17991 ***