Bug 26978 - WARNING: Unknown EDD version 0x220 supported
WARNING: Unknown EDD version 0x220 supported
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-02-10 15:30 EST by Garry Adkins
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 15:27:25 EDT
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Description Garry Adkins 2001-02-10 15:30:26 EST
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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.

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 18:14:28 EST
We (Red Hat) should really try to resolve this before next release.
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-13 19:20:40 EST
What kind of monitor do you have attached to the video card?
Comment 3 Matt Wilson 2001-02-13 23:24:46 EST
there is a traceback associated with this crash, isn't there?
Comment 4 Garry Adkins 2001-02-13 23:46:19 EST
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. 
expert,...,no-smp)?

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 01:06:28 EST
Additional error message noticed:

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

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2001-04-04 10:30:25 EDT
Deferring until a future release.
Comment 7 Need Real Name 2001-07-30 14:16:04 EDT
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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