Bug 2891 - "signal 11" error from RH6.0 installer when installing via FTP with DHCP
"signal 11" error from RH6.0 installer when installing via FTP with DHCP
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-17 18:54 EDT by gsteele
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-17 19:33:53 EDT
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Description gsteele 1999-05-17 18:54:47 EDT
I have run into problems when trying to do an FTP install of
RH6.0 from an LAN where TCP/IP is configured by DHCP from an
NT4.0 server. The following is my system profile:

PII 350
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100+ PCI ethernet card
Built in Adaptec 7880 scsi controller
Quantum 3.2 SCSI hard-drive
ATAPI IDE cdrom

When trying to use the bootnet.img file included with the
standard 6.0 distribution, the installer gave an error along
the lines of "inappropriate server response" after the
dialog box where the FTP server name and directory is
entered.(I did check that I had the correct directory ie.
.../i386/RedHat (this is the right directory, right?))

After cheking the redhat errata site, I downloaded the May
16th version of image disks (on May 17th at 6:00 PM eastern
time), created the suggested bootnet.img, supp.img, and
modules.img floppies and tried again using "linux supp" at
the boot prompt.

The installation program identified my ethernet card fine,
but when I selected DHCP as the method of configuration for
TCP/IP, the program crashed, overwriting the blue
installation screen with a message the the process had
recieved a sig 11, and the system the proceeded into a halt.

I think I will try to get a copy of it on CD.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-17 19:33:59 EDT
I was unable to replicate the problem that you reported. There is some
problemswith obtaining DHCP information from a Windows NT box that is
known and will be fixed with the next release of the bootnet images
soon. Pump (the new dhcp client does not receive all info properly
from NT) could cause some problems and there is an update rpm at
ftp://updates.redhat.com that will allow proper DHCP after install.
During the test install I was able to get at least the IP address from
the NT server and after filling in all the rest of the info by hand, I
was able to do an FTP install from a Linux ftp server with no
difficulty.

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