Bug 56689 - Abnormal Exit, receive signal 11
Summary: Abnormal Exit, receive signal 11
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-25 02:20 UTC by aholtz
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:17 UTC
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Description aholtz 2001-11-25 02:20:33 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
Installer exits after running /sbin/loader with a signal 11

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

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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 CD-ROM
Generic Video Card

Comment 1 aholtz 2001-11-26 13:13:09 UTC
I did try ide=nodma.  There was no difference in the behavior.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-11-26 21:49:52 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-11-28 16:45:15 UTC
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".

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-11-29 17:17:37 UTC
Sounds like a kernel problem.  Changing component.

Comment 5 aholtz 2001-12-10 16:15:04 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Walt Fles 2002-04-01 02:00:57 UTC
Same problem with this configuration:
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
parititioning setup

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!


Walt Fles

Comment 7 aholtz 2002-04-07 19:28:22 UTC
I've heard nothing from anyone at RedHat.  I quit.

Comment 8 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:17 UTC
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/

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