Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6210
RH 6.1 installation crashes with ET4000W32P video card
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
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
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)
I had a report about this, and got a traceback (manually copied, so may not be
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
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.
Closed due to inactivity.