Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53572
Installer exits during image transfer
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:03 EDT
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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):
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
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
This is an older machine (Compaq Presario 4704/P133) that has run other
versions of RedHat (5.2, 6.x).
Created attachment 31636 [details]
Traceback from crash
cd-rom based install? try booting with "linux ide=nodma" at the boot: prompt.
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