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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.
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
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.
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
What kind of monitor do you have attached to the video card?
there is a traceback associated with this crash, isn't there?
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
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.
Additional error message noticed:
Error selecting XFree86 server package: package XFree86-XF86_SVGA is not
Deferring until a future release.
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.