Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67526
Install gives a Signal 11 on 486
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
When booting off a diskette made from boot.img to install redhat 7.3 on a 486,
the installer gives a signal 11 just after loading /sbin/loader. This happens on
my HP Vectra VL2 at home and on a Compaq Proliant 1500 at work. Both are 486's.
I know the minimum requirements are Pentium and higher, but I really would like
to get this working or else I'll have to replace a couple of machines.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the installation floppy made from boot.img
2. Press "Enter" at the first screen to begin installation
Actual Results: running install...
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
sending terminations signals... done
Expected Results: Installation should work
My HP Vectra is a 486 DX4/100 and has 32 Megs of RAM. The machine has been my
main firewall for a few years, so it's on 24h/day and is
stable. I have run every version of RedHat since 5.2 on it without problems.
Starting the installation with "linux nousb noprobe", I get
the text-mode driver selection screen. After selecting an NE2000 and hitting
"Done", I get a signal 11.
Here is the last 3 lines of the F3 virtual console:
* inserted /tmp/ne.o
* load module set done
* looking for video cards requiring agpgart module
Starting the install with "text nousb noprobe" gives the same results.
I also have the same problem with a Compaq Proliant 1500 at work which is a 486
too. It has 96 megs of ram. It is our main DNS and FTP server and has been
running a bunch of different Redhat versions for the past few years.
Your best bet is probably to hand upgrade the interesting packages.
W/o the hardware we really have no way to determine the problem.