Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56689
Abnormal Exit, receive signal 11
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installer exits after running /sbin/loader with a signal 11
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot with boot floppy
2.hit return to install linux
Actual Results: After beginning install procedure, /sbin/loader is run.
The installation exits with a signal 11.
Expected Results: Installation should have continued.
AMD Thunderbird 850 CPU
Asus A7V Motherboard with VIA Apollo KT133 Chipset
256 MB of PC133 SDRAM
20GB EIDE, 7200 RPM, ATA100, Maxtor Hard Drive
Generic Video Card
I did try ide=nodma. There was no difference in the behavior.
I'm getting the same problem installing RH 7.2 on a 900 MHz Celeron 900 w/Intel
motherboard, 512 MB RAM. Several things indicate software, not hardware: a)
changing RAM does not fix it, RH 5.2 installs just fine, the failure is always
at the same address.
Here is how I got around this problem on the Intel Celeron:<p>
Set BIOS to default and boot from floppy, no change. Text mode, no change (I
had tried that). Change BIOS to boot CD first and change these Boot Options:
Intel Rapid BIOS Boot DISABLE, Scan User Flash ENABLE, and it works! Not clear
why. Change options back, power off, and it still works.
On the Thunderbird PC RH suggested, please try "linux noathlon".
Sounds like a kernel problem. Changing component.
If I use "linux noathlon" to boot I get a little further along. Usually I will
receive a message stating that modules could not be read. I will post later
with more exact details.
Same problem with this configuration:
SOYO K7VTA Mobo
850 MHZ Duron
20 GB maxtor, primary IDE master
100MB zip drive, primary IDE slave
Lite-ON 16x10x40 CD-RW
A97 Built in sound
Linksys LNE 100Txv4 NIC
MSI MS-8808 ( Nvidia TNT2 M64) AGP card
I can try changing the AGP card to a ATI 8MB Rage-pro and see if that works
but everything Ive tried so far has worked fine with this configuration.
Also, in the instlal I click everything, and use grub with a 50/50
Ive tried this install with an install floppy, graphical install or text
install. I have the machine boot in 1st floppy, then CD, then ide0 order.
Id like to try the newest redhat but needless to say this is frustrating!
I've heard nothing from anyone at RedHat. I quit.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/