Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 22960
anaconda failing on win98/win2k dual boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:24 EDT
RH7.0 install crashes after assigning a volume to mount to. Crash occurs
when using gui or text install, diskdruid or fdisk. A kickstart install
with "lilo none" also fails.
Installing using the 2000/10/20 anaconda update (
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2000-084-04.html ) still
resulted in crashes.
30GB Maxtor IDE master:
- hda1 FAT32 Win98 Boot, 2.5GB
- hda2 ext2 to become /, 4 GB
-- within 1024 cylinders
- hda5 swap
- hda6 FAT32
- hda7 FAT32
- hda8 NTFS
20GB Maxtor IDE slave
- hdb1 NTFS Win2K
- hdb5 NTFS
- hdb6 FAT32
The same problem occurred when trying to install RH6.2. RH6.0 installed
Win2k reportedly adjusts the hda boot sector to provide a dual-boot prompt.
Would you please attach the output from the installer when it crashes?
I'd like to collect more info, but the install script does a "install exited
abnormally - recieved signr 11" (and proceeds to shutdown and halt, which
complicates matters). This happens upon "OK"-ing the "/" mount point on /hda2.
If you can direct me how to mount any of the vfat partitions or floppy from a
second window during the installation, I can copy whatever log file you need to
such a drive.
I tested the machines memory thoroughly, and haven't overclocked the CPU.
Could you try this:
- goto VC2 once the installer is loaded (when you see the welcome to red hat
- type 'mknod /tmp/hda'
- type 'fdisk -l /tmp/hda' and attach the output.
Closing due to inactivity.