Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20122
RH7.0 install (anaconda signal 7) failure
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:37 EDT
I'm using RH7.0, with "linux updates" at the boot prompt, and with the
update disk image 20001008.img.
At the anaconda stage it fails, with signal 7.
My box has successfully been running RH6.1, RH6.0, RH5.2, RH5.1, and RH5.0,
all of this over a couple of years, so I think the hardware cannot be
anything special. (I have 2 hard-disks, a cdrom, floppy, etc, all pretty
I'd be happy to try any suggested workarounds, or diagnostics.
PS: this is not _crucial_ since I've just learned that matlab won't work
with RH 7.0 anyhow!
How much RAM is in your computer? For example, what is the output from
The output you request is as follows. Thanks.
$ cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 130928640 125149184 5779456 31535104 3526656 32997376
Swap: 131596288 27328512 104267776
MemTotal: 127860 kB
MemFree: 5644 kB
MemShared: 30796 kB
Buffers: 3444 kB
Cached: 32224 kB
BigTotal: 0 kB
BigFree: 0 kB
SwapTotal: 128512 kB
SwapFree: 101824 kB
sure looks like you have enough memory! :)
what kind of machine is it/hardware configuration ...?
can you install in text mode ...?
are you installing via network, or cdrom ...?
>what kind of machine is it/hardware configuration ...?
Pentium II at 300 MHz, 128M ram, two disks (6gig and 18gig), HP Cd-writer 7200+,
conventional floppy, etc. All of this is about 2 years old, so it has the
slower bus, etc. Anything relevant that I've forgotten?
>can you install in text mode ...?
Haven't tried that. Is it worth a try, do you think? I am, to be truthful,
fearful, given that the graphical version fails so startlingly. Have other
folks found the graphical method fails, but the text method succeeds?
>are you installing via network, or cdrom ...?
From cdrom. Fails whether boot from cdrom or from floppy. (Recall I boot then
try to employ the 'updates' option.)
Thanks very much for continuing to consider my problem. Dan.
The text mode and graphical mode installers do share some code, but the text
mode installer is overall simpler than the graphical, and can be more robust
against problems. I think its worth a shot. All you can't currently do in the
text mode installer which you can in the graphical mode is setup RAID devices in