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Bug 53572 - Installer exits during image transfer
Installer exits during image transfer
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-12 00:37 EDT by Mickey Mullin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-12 11:40:32 EDT
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Traceback from crash (10.66 KB, text/plain)
2001-09-12 00:39 EDT, Mickey Mullin
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Description Mickey Mullin 2001-09-12 00:37:40 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Install would not load at all in graphics mode.  In text mode, I got all 
packages selected, and it appeared to initialize the filesystem and boot 
up a test X server.  Then it went back to a text screen and started a 
progress bar for "transferring install image."  That did not complete and 
the installer exited with a message to include the attached log to 
bugzilla.  (Note that in aborted graphical install, the installer exited 
after I saw the X test screen with the "X" mouse icon.)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. text installation (graphical install doesn't work at all - separate 
2. manually partition
2. select custom installation
3. select packages (have tried several combinations)
4. enter normal information for a networked PC (IP, password, etc.)

Actual Results:  System appeared to install X during Xconfig phase, then 
returned to text mode and began to transfer install image to disk.  Then 
program displayed message noted above.

Expected Results:  Installation of OS w/ selected packages

Additional info:

After failing to "transfer install image," the following error message 
displayed:  "An error occured transferring the install image to your hard 
drive.  You are probably out of disk space."
The selected packages totalled 615MB (for the final attempted 
configuration), and the partition scheme is as follows:  hda1=/boot:100MB, 
hda2=/home:1.5GB, hda3=/var:1GB, hda5=swap:256MB, hda6=/:3GB (6GB total 
hard drive).
This is an older machine (Compaq Presario 4704/P133) that has run other 
versions of RedHat (5.2, 6.x).
Comment 1 Mickey Mullin 2001-09-12 00:39:34 EDT
Created attachment 31636 [details]
Traceback from crash
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2001-09-12 11:40:27 EDT
cd-rom based install?  try booting with "linux ide=nodma" at the boot: prompt.
Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-09-24 12:12:59 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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