Bug 26978 - WARNING: Unknown EDD version 0x220 supported
Summary: WARNING: Unknown EDD version 0x220 supported
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-10 20:30 UTC by Garry Adkins
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 19:27:25 UTC
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Description Garry Adkins 2001-02-10 20:30:26 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Installer hangs after selecting generic vga/svga/vga16 card (any of 
these).  Installer shows the "Unknown EDD version" from the welcome page 
forward.  I have worked around the error by using unknown card, and 
selecting SVGA.  The video card is an old ISA based 1mb Tseng ET4000.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start install see error above
2.Select Custom, add KDE.
3.Accept defaults for all questions (no new drivers, etc.)
4.Select any vga/svga/vga16 option
5.Installer crashes

Actual Results:  Installer crashes.

Expected Results:  Install continue

Machine is older p90 with smp capability, does not have second cpu 
installed.  64MB ram, 2 ne2000 cards, generic modem on com 1.  Generic 
mouse on com2.  This machine has been a rh6.2 machine for some time, 
decided to reformat/reinstall with fisher.

Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-02-12 23:14:28 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-14 00:20:40 UTC
What kind of monitor do you have attached to the video card?

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-02-14 04:24:46 UTC
there is a traceback associated with this crash, isn't there?

Comment 4 Garry Adkins 2001-02-14 04:46:19 UTC
I tried a few different monitors.  All three gave the same error.  They were a 
generic vga monitor, and IBM vga monitor and a NEC Multisync II.

I went back and re-installed rh6.2, and remembered another possibly important 
piece of information.  The 6.2 install went fine, but when rebooting, it hangs 
with an IDE timeout error.  To make it work, I had to recompile a kernel 
WITHOUT smp.  Then all was fine.  Perhaps it's the same (unfixed) error in the 
2.4 kernel.

Would it be possible to add an option to the install for using a non-smp 
kernel, similar to the other options on the boot screen of the install (i.e. 

I did a traceback, but have misplaced the disk.  I'll re-install in the next 
couple of days and attach the traceback information.  

Comment 5 Garry Adkins 2001-02-14 06:06:28 UTC
Additional error message noticed:

Error selecting XFree86 server package:  package XFree86-XF86_SVGA is not 

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-04 14:30:25 UTC
Deferring until a future release.

Comment 7 Need Real Name 2001-07-30 18:16:04 UTC
Curiously, if I go through the install process
again and use the same partitions created by disk druid
the first time around, the install succeeds.

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