Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240495
Crash immediately at start of installation
Last modified: 2008-05-06 15:36:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Anaconda crashes at start of installation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not known, but it's what ships on the original release media.
Intermittent. I am not able to finish installing, but sometimes I can get past
this crash point when I try to install.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from CD #1
2. select linux text as the installation method.
3. Notice that the video card is detected.
System will either crash and produce a crashdump, with a window requesting a
bug report, or will simply hang and fail to install.
I have a crashdump that I will attach to this bug report.
Created attachment 154956 [details]
Did you verify your CD media?
CD media was previously verified and used on other machines. I did not
reverify it this time. When I am able to get past the video check, I did
encounter some random CD errors.
I've seen this now and again with a dirty CD drive, but never to the point of
crashing anaconda. Certainly never to the point of invoking a crashdump.
I plan to try again tomorrow with a commercially prepared DVD of FC6 to see if
I can rule a flaky drive either in or out.
I have an ambiguous situation, because the system in question is having trouble
with the media, although not with other commercially prepared CDs. And there
are other weird issues that suggest this is a hardware-related or system-
If you want to consider this as a system-specific issue and close it, OK with
me. If you want to leave it open for a while in case I can find out more about
the system and the issue, I'm willing to report back again about it. I just
cannot promise that I can get more information by any certain date. The system
in question isn't mine, and I might not get back to it for a while.
requested by Jams Antill
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