Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63832
/sbin/loader segfaults on Compaq Contura
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
Installing RH 7.3b4 on a Compaq Contura (486 laptop with 32 MB) fails, because
/sbin/loader exits with signal 11.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda in 7.3b4.
RH 7.2 installs fine on this laptop (I just did it...).
Just to verify -- this 486 does have a math coprocessor, correct?
Yep (fpu: yes).
How far does it get on VC3?
Last message on VC3 is "* looking for USB controller". Which made me trying
with "nousb", but then the same problem occurs a bit later, when the main screen
is already blue, with "* in startPcmcia()" being the last message on VC3.
We require a Pentium process with 7.3 anyways. I can't think of a reason this
shouldn't work, but apparently something about this older hardware is different.
We do not have this hardware so we really can't reproduce or fix this issue.
What do you mean with "we require a Pentium processor"? For laptops only? I'ld
love to help fixing this (I have the hardware), so if you have any