Bug 65125 - Installer crashes when upgrading from skipjack to 7.3
Installer crashes when upgrading from skipjack to 7.3
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-17 17:29 EDT by Alex Deucher
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-17 18:48:10 EDT
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Description Alex Deucher 2002-05-17 17:29:50 EDT
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Description of problem:
When upgrading from skipjack to 7.3 on an IBM thinkpad t20 using iso images on
the hard drive (checked MD5SUMS -everything is correct, also using text install)
or via FTP install, the installer will crash at the same point every time.  I
choose upgrade and it scans for files to be upgraded and then prepares to
upgrade and then as it's about to start loading rpms (glibc-common is the first
one listed) all of a sudden  something "signal 11", "sending kill signal"
appears on the screen followed by "disabling swap..." "unmounting
filesystems..." etc. till it finally gets to "you may safely reboot your system"
 VT4 shows the following repeated over and over:

<4>Error -3 while decompressing!
<4>Error -3 while decompressing!

it repeats over and over with different numbers

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot install program
2.choose upgrade
3.installer crashes

Actual Results:  installer crashes

Expected Results:  7.3 should have installed

Additional info:

iso from harddrive and FTP based install produced the exact same problem
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-17 18:08:53 EDT
How are you booting the install?  Sounds like you're missing the
'ramdisk_size=8192' parameter to the kernel.
Comment 2 Alex Deucher 2002-05-17 18:48:04 EDT
I was booting the installer from grub since I didn't have my floppy drive with
me.  I just tried the installer with 'ramdisk_size=8192' and it now works fine.


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