Bug 6210 - RH 6.1 installation crashes with ET4000W32P video card
Summary: RH 6.1 installation crashes with ET4000W32P video card
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 1999-10-21 23:07 UTC by d89-mad
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-06-12 17:51:21 UTC

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Description d89-mad 1999-10-21 23:07:55 UTC
I am unable to install Red Hat 6.1 on a P90, 32MB internal
memory, 1GB harddrive, a 3c905 NIC. The video card,
ET4000/W32P rev C, is embedded on the motherboard.

Installation method is using FTP to ftp.sunet.se,
pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/current/i386. I use a
bootdisk with version 6.1 "bootnet.img" and DHCP for IP-

Starting installation works like a charm, and I choose to
install a KDE Workstation with automatic harddrive

As the installation program continues loading files off the
ftp-server (still in text mode), the system reports errors
with the video card and halts. At this point, it is
possible to reboot or enter debug-mode, which is of no help
to me.

I tried the installation several times, with PNP enabled or
disabled in BIOS, but with no luck. I checked to make sure,
and the video card is on the tier-1 list...

(With the hardware above, installing Red Hat 6.0 works like
a charm, so I'll stick with it for now)

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2000-03-23 15:00:59 UTC
I had a report about this, and got a traceback (manually copied, so may not be
100% accurate):

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 134 in ?
    result = xserver.startX()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/xserver.py", line 44, in startX
  File "/usr/ilb/python1.5/site-packages/xf86config.py", line 170, in probe
    self.vidCards.append (self.cards (server [5:]))
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/xf86config.py", line 118, in cards
    card = cards [thecard]
KeyError: ET4000 W32i

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-04-21 13:17:59 UTC
Is this resolved in the 6.2 release.  We found a bug which was causing this very
thing with a number of video cards, but we think that we closed that hole.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-06-12 17:51:19 UTC
Closed due to inactivity.

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