Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54043
Gdk-ERROR **: Fatal IO error 104
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
I encounter this error when trying to run the graphical installation of RH
7.1 Deluxe Workstation. I cannot even get the installation process to
begin. I called the RH technical support and he told me to report the
problem here at bugzilla
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH 7.1 Deluxe Workstation from CD-ROM
I have just bought the redhat 7.1 deluxe workstation
disribution and tried installing it today. I haven't
even gotten the installation to start up. I try
booting from the CDROM, binary disk 1. This brings me
to the boot menu where I am given the options of
graphical, text mode, expert, or some other install
options. Here I hit enter to go with the default
graphical installation. And this is what happens:
First I bunch of messages are printed on the screen
too quickly to read for the most part. It looks like
it is detecting the hardware on my system.
Then a completely blue screen is shown for many ten
seconds, then at the bottom it types:
Running anaconda - please wait ...
Probing mouse ...
Waiting for X server to start ... log located in
/tmp/X.log ... X server started successfully.
Now, it goes to a blank screen for a few seconds and
goes back to the messages, saying:
Gdk-ERROR **: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by
peer) on X server :1.
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals ... done
sending kill signals ... done
disabling swap ...
unmounting filesystems ...
/mnt/source umount failed ()
you may safely reboot your system
That is it. Nothing else happens and when I reboot, I
am taken back to the main install menu and the process
starts agian with the same results.
Does it work better if you boot with 'linux text'?
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you continue to have problems.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.