Bug 52027 - Installer problems - X server starts but crashes with Gdk-error **: Fatal IO error 104
Summary: Installer problems - X server starts but crashes with Gdk-error **: Fatal IO ...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-19 08:14 UTC by Dana Bourgeois
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-21 18:34:47 UTC
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Description Dana Bourgeois 2001-08-19 08:14:22 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)

Description of problem:
The complete message is:

   Gdk-ERROR **: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on Xserver :1
   install exited abnormally

I didn't hit this at first but once I hit it I couldn't get past it.  I tried the several things mentioned in the manual and the help screen but only
going to text mode worked.  Then I stumbled on the fact that going into expert mode and lying about having a driver disk clears the error.
One doesn't even have to have a floppy in the drive.  Accept 'yes' for a Driver disk, lie about it being in the drive, wait for it to return the error
and reboot into graphics installer mode.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Any error in the installation which results in an abnormal exit of the installer

Additional info:

I am using the above workaround in trying to get 7.1 installed.  I now have other problems and will file bugs on them.

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-21 18:34:42 UTC
Can you look on VC4 and see if there are any error messages there?

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-08-31 14:23:40 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.

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