Description of Problem:
While TUI-installing Fairfax beta1 on a Dell OptiPlex GXM 5100 (P100 with
96MB RAM and Etherlink III-compatible), received a signal 11 when trying to
retrieve stage 1 from the network.
Didn't try; switched to FTP install method.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When asked about network card, use F2 to get drivers diskette; select
* extracting pattern 2.4.5-10*/3c509.o
* going to insmod 3c509.o (path is /tmp/modules/3c509)
* reverse name lookup worked
* copying file to fd 12
* wrote 7340032 bytes]
2. Enter network information: not DHCP, fill in static IP, netmask, etc.
3. Select download type as HTTP.
4. Enter server (www.example.com) and directory (redhat/fairfax/beta1)
http://www.example.com/redhat/fairfax/beta1/RedHat/base/netstg1.img to a fd]
install exited abnormally -- recieved [sic] signal 11
sending termination signals...done
Continue the network download and install.
I double-checked that the netstg1.img file is available from the web server
at the path shown in F3 by downloading it with a web browser on another
machine (though even that shouldn't cause a signal 11).
Note that "received" is still misspelled as it has been in past betas.
fixed typo in message, will try to reproduce HTTP segv (but have not seen it yet)
If you could try to reproduce as well, that would be helpful.
did you pass any extra kernel parameters at the boot: prompt? I can't reproduce
No, not passing any kernel parameters; just hitting Enter at the bootnet.img
I've been working with this one for the past hour; it is happening consistently
here. I have discovered that if I switch the "Web site name" from a DNS name to
an IP address, it avoids the SEGV. I'm not convinced the DNS resolution in
anaconda is working here, because it asks me later for the host name even though
the IP address I entered is in DNS. Perhaps that's germane to reproducing it.
So here are more detailed "Steps to reproduce":
1. Answer questions about language and keyboard type.
2. For [Installation Method] dialog, choose HTTP.
3. For [Configure TCP/IP] dialog, choose:
[ ] Use dynamic...
IP address: 172.18.34.16
Default gateway (IP): 172.18.1.15
Primary nameserver: 172.18.14.1
4. For [HTTP Setup] dialog, choose:
Web site name: server.subdom.example.com
Red Hat directory: fairfax/beta1/i386
Note how my netmask is a little unusual. The Apache documents directory is set
so that "/fairfax/beta1/i386/RedHat/..." is a valid URI. Also note bug 47039
which I just filed about the directory needing a leading slash.
Let me know if there's more that would be helpful.
very helpful. I still have not reproduced, but I believe I've fixed this.
Please retest this case in beta2.