Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57842
The installer crashes when installing the packages
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:50 EDT
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I get the exact same crashdump. It dies at emacs install. I have wasted the
entire weekend attempting to get 7.2 to install by trying every trick in the
book. If you try to outsmart this by not installing emacs, it will go to the
next package and crash from there. Why is there not a recovery method instead
of letting you get an hour into the install and crashing the whole thing? Also,
I for one am tired of this community bashing Microsoft. At least they are smart
enough to know that you can't sell a product that won't install. I installed
both win98se and XP pro on this machine and the installs work flawlessly. I
work for a large internet company that uses unix/linux based products. These
machines need the daemons restarted as much as an NT4.0 box needs rebooting.
So what is the cure for this crashing? Return it to the store and buy
Part of the mystery is solved. It appears that you can't use Disk Druid or
Fdisk to partition, you have to let it partition automatically. The draw back
to this is then it creates partitions for /, usr, var, etcetera, and uses all
the hard disk space.(Another bug that goes along with the disk druid and fdisk
problem is that it refuses to create a swap partition also.) It is also evident
that this problem is related to changing from disk one two disk two to finish
the install. It is exactly at the emacs install point that it asks for the
second disk if partitioning automatically, or crashes before asking for disk 2
when partitioning by other means.
Although I was able to get the install to finally work, it is unable to
configure my ATI Rage 128 video card. It probes it, sees it, but then just
chokes. Running Xconfigurator from the commmand line chokes also irregardless
of how you configure it. This is pathetic. I now have a high powered command
line box that is no different than the old 486 running slackware other than it
partitioned the tar out of my 15 gig drive.
This looks to be a bad CD. If these are CDs you burned from ISOs downloaded
offthe internet, please verify the MD5sum of the isos versus those published on
ourwebsite. If this is a purchased copy of Red Hat Linux, please contact support.
bug fixed now; started over for a third time and installed correctly now
These are commercial cd's and not downloaded. This has shown up in at least 3
other bug reports I have seen and you close this ticket?