Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 386461
f8 installer hangs with seg fault
Last modified: 2008-08-01 20:27:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing Fedora 8 from DVD hangs after Fedora is installed and the PC attempts to boot for the first time. It hangs after nash starts before the final configuration screen loads.
I removed the 'quiet' option from grub to get a more detailed output on screen. I have copied the last part to a text file which I will attach. Unfortunately the install procedure was not completed so /var/log/messages is blank. (Checked in rescue mode)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with Fedora 8 DVD
2. Configure installation and wait for installation to finish
3. Click 'Reboot' and remove DVD
PC reboots and boots from HD. Gets to the point where is says 'Red Hat nash version 6.0.19 starting' then hangs.
The final install configuration screen should start.
I have had several installation attempts, changing installed packages, partitioning etc. All fail.
I have installed Fedora 8 successfully on another PC from the same DVD.
The PC had a working Fedora 6 installation before I wiped it with a clean install of Fedora 8.
ASUS A8N-E motherboard
2x160GB SATA drives with hardware RAID0 (Nvidia)
- contains existing Win XP installation on 2 partitions(C: & D:)
- designated as /dev/mapper/nvidia_abggefba1 and /dev/mapper/nvidia_abggefba2
- contained a working Fedora 6 installation
- has new clean Fedora 8 installation
- /dev/sdc1 '/'
Created attachment 260871 [details]
Last part of screen output
Partial copy of screen output.
Something is wrong with the RAID setup, but that shouldn't cause nash to segfault.
Can you upload your initrd? You will need to boot the rescue disk or the live cd
to get access.
Created attachment 262141 [details]
i have the same problem than you.
After multiple test, i obtain directly the problem if I add command dm list
command in initrd.
For me, nash has a bug with dm command and Raid. See bug 415901
Can you reproduce the problem in F9?
I have installed F9 OK :-) The problem seems to be fixed.