Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200632
Installer terminates unexpectedly after confirming download parameters
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:39 EST
Description of problem:
After booting from current rawhide "boot.iso", install method "http" is
selected. After entering the download server info and confirming the
latter, the installer terminates, issues "loader received SIGSEGV!" and
invites the user to reboot the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from "boot.iso" (2006-07-29)
2. Select "http" install method.
3. Enter download server method and confirm.
Installer terminates w/o proceeding to downloading "stage2.img"
Installer proceeds to downloading "stage2.img"
This is a regression with respect to the previous rawhide push
which had "anaconda-126.96.36.199-1".
The affected system is an "IBM ThinkPad T23 (2647-CG7). On an
additional "DELL GX260N", the installer even crashes producing
a bluescreen as reported in bug #195766.
With today's tree (anaconda-188.8.131.52), I'm hitting the name resolution error
present in the URL grabber in loader. I fixed that problem this morning. If I
enter the IP address of the HTTP server, it works fine.
I was able to get a SIGSEGV if I proceeded with an HTTP installation, but have
the Ethernet cable disconnected. Looking in to that.
I have just tried "anaconda-184.108.40.206-1", and I am able to perform an
install unless I add >= 2 boot parameters, including e.g. "hda=CHS",
"resolution=AxB", "skipddc" etc. If, for example, I simply add the disk
geometry and nothing else it will work. The same for the other options.
I conclude that there is a problem with the parsing of the boot parameters.
This problem has been corrected in the latest rawhide builds.