Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38894
anaconda fails during installation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have used graphical, lores and text versions of the installation program
but I get the same results each time - fails after starting X11 and then
produces anaconda dump.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Follow instructions on screen for normal installation.
Actual Results: System halts after starting X11. Anaconda produces a dump
Expected Results: Normal installation.
Dump file attached.
Created attachment 17186 [details]
Are you using a cd install or a network install. I think something may be
corrupt with your installation media...the installer isn't finding files that it
I am using a boxed set of CDs ISBN: 1-58569-181-X
Do you have another machine to test this on? From the traceback, it looks like
the Python interpreter is crashing, which I find hard to believe. Something
could be defective with the cd.
Sorted! There was a problem with the SCSI interface to the CD drive. I have
removed the SCSI kit from the machine and replaced with IDE. The SCSI card was
an Adaptec 2940 PCI and the CD drive a Plextor UltraPlex PX-32TSi. Are there
any known problems with this combination? All termination was correct and it
all worked well under WinNT. Thanks for your help.
Hmm...I'm willing to bet that if you tried to put the SCSI cd drive back in the
machine and booted with 'linux ide=nodma' boot command, the install would work
ok. There have been problems with using dma transfers on some devices that
apparently don't like dma too much.
I'm going to close the bug now since you seem to have found a workaround, but if
you are curious and give the SCSI cd drive another try, please send another post
to Bugzilla with what you find. Or if you are tired of taking your computer
apart, that's ok too. :) Thanks for your report.