Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39604
Installer crashed with signal 11
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer exits abnormally with signal 11
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot using "text" install mode
2. Choose Server Install
3. Use disk druid to partition or let installer auto partition
4. Choose packages to install and continue.
5. Set network configuration information (manually set IP address)
6. Instal reads package list then crashes.
Created attachment 17667 [details]
Dump after install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
Oops forgot to mention - booted using floppy with "boot.img". Did not boot
Try booting with 'linux ide=nodma'. Does that help?
Also, can you look on VC3 and VC4 and see if there are any error messages?
Yes. I tried "linux ide=nodma" with the exact same results. I tried nofb,
text, I tried allowing auto partitioning selecting Server Install, I tried
manual partitioning using Custom and Server Install. No matter what method I
choose, even with ide=nodma, I get a crash, install exited abnormally. Retried
text mode install again, checking VC3 and 4. The Virtual consoles display no
errors or warnings that I can see. Nothing appears extraordinary there.
Have you checked the md5sums of the CDs to make sure nothing got corrupted
during the download? You could have a bad cd.
Yes, I just checked the md5sums and they check out.
Jeff, can you look at this? What does the rpm error: "rpm.error: match tag
missing in new header" mean?
That's a python binding error message, occurs in rpmMergeHeaders() which
is the black magic ewt hacked up to fit the installer in <64Mb. I have no clue
what's happening there ...
there is easy workaround for that problem
boot it using default install mode (just press ENTER)
it finally runs in text mode and it doesn't crash like that
Very odd -- it should work identically either way. Nobody else has reported this
though, so I'm not going to worry about it <gulp>.