Bug 6810 - Cannot install from floppy, crashes part way through
Cannot install from floppy, crashes part way through
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-11-07 21:02 EST by mikenowo
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-09 10:31:48 EST
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Description mikenowo 1999-11-07 21:02:37 EST
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
mismatch?
Warning! Falling back to string based exceptions
Install exited abnormally - received signal 7
Sending termination signals...Done
Sending kill signals...Done
Unmounting filesystems
    /mnt/source
    /dev/pts
    /proc
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 10:31:59 EST
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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