Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 28825
Network install crashes when installing chkconfig
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:39 EDT
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Network install (via HTTP) using text mode (floppy has bootnet.img on it).
Install (chose Server System) goes OK until the installation of the
chkconfig package when the screen goes red and install program bombs out.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Floppy has bootnet.img
2. Install via HTTP
3. Choose Server System
Actual Results: Install crashes during install of chkconfig package.
Expected Results: Expected installation to proceed to finish.
If any messages appear on the screen when it crashes that would be very helpful
to know about.
Messages on screen after installation program crashes out during chkconfig
package install are:
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals ...done
unmounting filesystems (etc...)
The machine concerned is a relatively new Dell PowerEdge 2450 server with one
internal 18GB SCSI disk and two ethernet cards.
How much RAM is detected (you can cat /proc/meminfo from VC2 once you see the
welcome screen in the installer)?
Also, what are you running as the web server you are using to drive the HTTP
Finally, can you try a NFS or FTP install from this host?
(i) RAM detected = 896MB -- why can't Redhat Linux be compiled to see a bit
more than this (say at least 1GB)?
(ii) HTTP install via Apache 1.3.14 on Solaris 7 on Sun Ultra 2
(iii) HTTP fails every time (always at same place [chkconfig])
FTP install tried and completed twice (100% success)
NFS install worked twice and failed twice (50% success)
In more detail, it appears the HTTP install will always fail; the FTP install
will always work whereas the NFS install will work every-other time (eg. the
second time, the fourth time)!
Also, the two times the NFS install failed, it failed in the _same_ place
(during the "bind" package install).
Please try with the more recent wolverine beta release.
HTTP install runs to completion OK with latest beta (Wolverine; RH 7.0.91). It
appears to take a lot longer to install than earlier versions of RH7 (almost
double the time?).
On SCSI systems the newer 2.4 kernels seem to have some tuning problems we're
Noting that wolverine works for you.