Bug 19405 - Signal 11 after partitionning : Install impossible.
Summary: Signal 11 after partitionning : Install impossible.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-19 21:10 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-09-17 18:58:35 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-19 21:10:19 UTC
This bug occurs both in text and graphic mode. It is impossible for me
to install
a RedHat 7.0 on my system (i already applied the patches on anaconda). Just
after the partitioning, the installer gets a signal 11 and exits without
other messages. It does not seem to be a DiskDruid bug. I got the same with
good old fdisk.
   Here is an old dmesg i saved a long time ago on the same system. (The
is still the same, the software was updated to RedHat 6.2 later).  
Linux version 2.2.5-15 (root@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Mon Apr 19 22:21:09
EDT 1999
Detected 332704788 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 663.55 BogoMIPS
Memory: 95588k/98304k available (996k kernel code, 412k reserved, 1248k
data, 60k init)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
Enabling new style K6 write allocation for 96 Mb
CPU: AMD AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor stepping 0c
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb320
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: 00:38 [1106/0586]: Work around ISA DMA hangs (00)
Activating ISA DMA hang workarounds.
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd v 1.5 
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
Serial driver version 4.27 with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.9)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xe000-0xe007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xe008-0xe00f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: ST320420A, ATA DISK drive
hdc: CD-ROM CDU701, ATAPI CDROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: ST320420A, 19458MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=2480/255/63
hdc: ATAPI 14X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.54
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MAX_REAL=12
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
raid5: using high-speed MMX checksum routine
   pII_mmx   :   713.613 MB/sec
   p5_mmx    :   638.937 MB/sec
   8regs     :   486.918 MB/sec
   32regs    :   349.377 MB/sec
using fastest function: pII_mmx (713.613 MB/sec)
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < hda5 hda6 >
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 60k freed
ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov)
NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x320: 00 80 c8 93 b9 e1
eth0: NE2000 found at 0x320, using IRQ 9.
Soundblaster audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
SB 4.16 detected OK (220)
SB16: Bad or missing 16 bit DMA channel
i2c: initialized
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
bttv0: Brooktree Bt848 (rev 18) bus: 0, devfn: 80, irq: 10, memory:
bttv: 1 Bt8xx card(s) found.
bttv0: model: BT848(Miro)
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.
parport0: Printer, EPSON Stylus Photo 870
imm: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.0.0)
imm: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
imm: Communication established with ID 6 using EPP 32 bit
scsi0 : Iomega VPI2 (imm) interface
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: IOMEGA    Model: ZIP 100           Rev: P.05
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
sda : READ CAPACITY failed.
sda : status = 0, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 28 
sda : extended sense code = 2 
sda : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.  
 sda:scsidisk I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP: version 2.3.3 (demand dialling)
PPP line discipline registered.
registered device ppp0

Comment 1 Jojo 2000-10-31 16:26:24 UTC
do you have a win partition? if yes try not to give it a mount node!!
this worked on my machine . But other errors are still there then

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-03 21:09:57 UTC
Could you try installing without the ZIP drive attached?

Comment 3 Brock Organ 2000-11-07 15:56:27 UTC
also, does running in expert mode help ...?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2000-11-10 12:48:55 UTC
Installing without the ZIP drive works just fine. Expert mode
is not needed.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-14 20:18:40 UTC
When you were having problems, was there a disk in the Zip drive?

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2000-11-15 00:16:53 UTC
No floppy in the ZIP drive... Absolutely sure.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-17 16:44:16 UTC
What type of interface is the Zip drive attached to?

Comment 8 Need Real Name 2000-11-17 22:05:25 UTC
It's a parallel ZIP drive...

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-21 20:17:12 UTC
Thanks for the information, passing to QA to verify.

Comment 10 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-15 16:56:43 UTC
How much RAM is in your system?

Comment 11 Need Real Name 2001-02-15 17:14:58 UTC
I already send you a dmesg output : (see above on the bug web page)
Memory: 95588k/98304k available (996k kernel code, 412k reserved, 1248k

And yes it's true, there was 96Mb of RAM on this system.

Comment 12 Michael Fulbright 2001-02-21 23:00:54 UTC
Noting that having a parallel zip drive attached may caused problems installing.

I cannot find a reason for this, but if more reports occur we will have this
report to refer to.

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