Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61311
Anaconda Terminates with Signal 11
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
Anaconda terminates with Sig 11 after being unable to probe video or monitor
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot my FIC 503+ motherboard with an AMD-K6/2 266, VIA chipset, 96M of memory.
2. choose EITHER linux text or linux updates text
Actual Results: Anaconda terminates after saying "Unable to probe video"
and "Unable to probe Monitor"
Updates had no effect
I also tried "noathlon"
Expected Results: Install RH 7.2
RedHat 7.1 installs and runs just fine
FYI - based on earlier bugs/comments, I have verified the MD5 Sums on both CDS
and the update disk, and they're good.
What type of video hardware?
OK - the video WAS an old style (not PCI) Trident board. Replaced that with an
ATI Mach 64 VT PCI board and it now (correctly) DETECTS the video board AND the
monitor, but still segmentation faults at the same spot when the updates are
NOT applied. HOWEVER, if I apply the update disk (again, MD5 verified), I
get 'anaconda line 5 50 segmentation fault' (instead of just 'Signal 11
Also, FWIW, there IS an AGP slot on the motherboard; I just don't happen to
have a spare AGP card floating around.
What are the last few lines of output on VC3 and VC4 (cntl-alt-f3 and -f4) when
the critical error occurs?
found suggestion of agpgart
looking for video cards requiring agpgart module
found video card controller unknown
. <bunch of insmods all NULL>
going to insmod reiserfs.o (path is NULL)
looking for USB mouse
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
journalled block device driver loaded
Any ideas Jeremy?
Does your hardware pass memtest86 (http://www.teresaudio.com/memtest86/)?
Yep - just passed 3 passes of the standard test..
This still seems to be a hardware issue, we have not had this occur on a variety
OK - have you specifically tried this on a system:
1) With an AMD CPU
2) With AGP Graphics Support
3) WITHOUT an AGP Graphics card installed
I'm trying to determine if buying an AGP card might solve my problem.
We do not have a FIC 503+ motherboard, so I can't speculate on what might be
casuing the problem. I'm not saying there isn't a problem, but it is not
something we can fix because there are just too many varieties of hardware. If
you can borrow a different video card and try it out it could act differently.
OK - I picked up an AGP video board, and that seems to have made no
difference. Any thoughts as to what hardware issues might be causing this
would be appreciated. Also, what would happen if I just applied all of the new
RPMS w/o actually running through anaconda?
Could you try using a different CD drive? This is the first report of a problem
like this in several thousand bugs, so its difficult to diagnose.
Just installed 7.3 on the exact same box, and it works great! So, whatever
happened in 7.2 is fixed....