Bug 6810 - Cannot install from floppy, crashes part way through
Summary: Cannot install from floppy, crashes part way through
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-11-08 02:02 UTC by mikenowo
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-09 15:31:48 UTC

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Description mikenowo 1999-11-08 02:02:37 UTC
I tried reinstalling on my 486: put the install
floppy I had created and used before in, rebooted and now I
get as far as choosing the cdrom, pas card, lan card (and
configuring it), THEN when I choose OK there's a 20 second
pause THEN it bombs with the following error (along with
what it does afterwards) :

-- 8x --
Built in exception class not found: exception library
Warning! Falling back to string based exceptions
Install exited abnormally - received signal 7
Sending termination signals...Done
Sending kill signals...Done
Unmounting filesystems
You may safely reboot the system
-- 8x --

I was successful a few times, but now I get this error, and
cannot reinstall (have had problems with LAN and need to
reinstall Linux).

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-09 15:31:59 UTC
Generally signal 7's are a result of running out of drive space.
You might want to check and make sure that you have sufficient space
to install/upgrade the system.

Reopen this bug if you are still having problems after checking on
drive space.

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