Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 425946
Fedora Core 8 fails to install on Athlon XP 3200+
Last modified: 2008-08-06 16:58:31 EDT
Description of problem: Anaconda always fails to install (right after media
check is completed), with "abnormally aborted [1/1]" message. Have tried all
the command line options such as nopcmcia, ide=nodma, noapic, etc all with the
same results. Currently have FC 5 (which installed without a single hiccough).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): anaconda 184.108.40.206-3
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert FC 8 DVD
2. Choose "Install" method (or text only mode, either way)
3. Perform media check
4. Watch system exit abnormally and tell user to reboot
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
1 GB of RAM (PC3200, 400MHz)
Motherboard: Mach Speed's V600DAP VIA KT600
What's the last line on tty3 when it segfaults? Also, can you provide the
backtrace that you get?
Jeremy, is there an easy way to get the backtrace that you need?
If it's just printing up a column of numbers, you can write them down and type
them up into this bug report, or you can take a picture and attach it.
OK, here is the output:
Running anaconda 220.127.116.11, the Fedora system installer - please wait...
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
Some more debugging info (just found these screens). <Ctrl><Alt><F3> reveals:
WARNING: module import of fedora failed: <type 'exceptions.ImportError'>
WARNING: module import of rhel failed: <type 'exceptions.ImportError'>
INFO: using baseinstallclass as base
INFO: anaconda called with cmdline = ['/usr/bin/anaconda', '-
m', 'cdrom://scd0:/mnt/source', '--graphical', '--selinux']
INFO: Display mode = g
INFO: Method = cdrom://scd0:/mnt/source
INFO anaconda floppy defice fd0
WARNING: DISPLAY variable not set. Starting text mode!
And <Ctrl><Alt><F4> reveals:
<3>SQUASHFS error: sb_bread failed reading block 0x6ef7
<3>SQUASHFS error: unable to read page, block 1bbb3ff, size 2848
(These two lines fill the whole screen)
Hi All, This is showing up as a low priority, but I cannot install FC8 (or FC7
for that matter...just tried that and got the same results). As such, I don't
believe that this is a low priority! I'm sniffing for other linux flavours here
if I can't get this to work.
Have you tried installing FC9?